This eco-friendly wooden laptop is designed to curb e-waste

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The innovators at I Am Eco (www.iameco.com) have produced the first eco-friendly computer system. The Dublin group took a look at computers on the market and became frustrated with the waste, the earth-damaging materials, and the toxic chemicals used in the mainstream electronic market. So they decided to do something about it.

The sustainability of the iameco products starts with the design, which focuses on longevity. The company claims that their computers execute up to three times longer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Thailand bans the import of e-waste

Over the course of the next six months, Thailand will ban the import of 432 types of scrap electronics also called e-waste. E-waste includes any device with an electric cord or battery and recyclers often mine these trash deposits for valuable metals such as gold, silver and copper. The devices can also contain hazardous and polluting chemicals however, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. The announcement was made official by the country’s Environment Ministry as Thailand has been struggling to deal… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building