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Scientists Develop Recycling Process That Could Lead To “Zero Waste” Cell Phones

May 22nd, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Researchers have developed a process to separate fiberglass from resin. This was a task that had proved nearly impossible earlier — and the primary reason the two substances are nearly impossible to recycle. They must be separated to make them reusable. Scientists hope their research will be used to develop a “zero-waste” cell phone.


Isidore — The Cure For Black Friday Overconsumption

November 27th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

While millions of Americans are doing everything they can to get the latest electronics, billions of discarded devices lie waiting to become truly obsolete in dusty basements everywhere. Some are lucky enough to get donated to charities that resell them to people who can't afford the latest and greatest. But most, about 75% of the e-waste America generates, winds up in a landfill somewhere. The toxic metals then mix with the liquids and can easily find their way back into the water supply. Meanwhile, circuit boards in public toilets are stripped for their precious metals, while the majority of offshore electronics recycling is done with little regard for health and safety


Women In Green Forum 2013 | The True Revolutionaries

September 3rd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

While a bunch of rich white men are off in the desert getting their freak on, a few hundred women gathered in a Beverly Hills conference room to politely discuss how they're actually changing the world. The Women in Green Forum began in 2009, and now holds events in both Los Angeles and Washington DC. The 2013 Los Angeles speakers included game-changer Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Recycling. She may look like any model/actress/entrepreneur you'd meet in LA, but she's a lot smarter than most.



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