Well, not literally at least. And paper costs money, duh, and that isn’t littering the ground these days either. Here’s how to tread more lightly on the forest (besides just buying recycled paper) while saving some sawbucks too.
Utilizing the power of the sun is the one bright shining beacon of the alternative-energy movement. But we can get burned by some of the current manufacturing processes and the toxicity of solar e-waste.
A power station for your Apple gadgets that fits in the palm of your hand. The HYmini leverages the power of the wind, sun, hand-crank, or, if need be, the electric grid to recharge most of your 5V gadgets.
The trick for the engineers is to create gadgets with features galore that can still be fueled by batteries small enough—and efficient enough—to make sense for portable devices. The trick for us, meanwhile, is to keep our power-hungry gear charged. In the search for alternative battery chargers, we present our favorite innovative, earth-friendly power providers.
We’ve already implored you to recycle your outdated tech gear, but now we can offer an incentive for those of you who need more than a gentle nudge. There are new ways to earn cold hard cash for your cold dead e-carcasses. They can be refurbished and resold, and you can do your bit to help save the planet--and have extra beer money.
Going green may just seem like the latest fashion trend, but the inconvenient truth is there is a mountain of gear that gets outdated every couple of months and a ton more that gets created with each Steve Jobs keynote address. With each new One More Thing, there are a millions of Tired Old Things that are invariably tossed aside--Americans throw out a couple million tons of e-waste each year. Progress is great, but it is time to stop and clean up our room, kids. And, as we all know, our tech gear is laden with toxins and cannot just be dumped in landfills. Here’s the lowdown on ecycling.