Is Your Computer Designed for the Dump?

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Have you seen the Story of Stuff? Millions of people have viewed Annie Leonard’s viral web video highlighting the health and environmental impacts of our consumer culture.

Now, Annie returns with the Story of Electronics, a new video questioning the “designed for the dump” mentality that encourages constant upgrading of our computers, cell phones, game consoles and other electronics – while creating massive amounts of e-waste (the outdated gadgets piled up in our drawers, closets, and garages).

CEH is partnering with Annie and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition on the launch of the Story of Electronics, offering resources that show how you can make greener electronics choices at home, work and school. While electronics makers push short-lived products that go obsolete so quickly they seem to be “designed for the dump,” CEH shows how you can get more from your current gadgets, and how your buying power can influence the marketplace for greener electronics.

See the Story of Electronics and learn more about greening your electronic choices at http://www.ceh.org/electronics. And when you’re shopping this holiday season, ask yourself, is that new gadget designed for the dump?

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