E-Recycle? More like E-Toxic Waste.

There has been a lot of talk about e-recycling programs around the country and how recycling your computer, TV, DVD player, iPod, etc you can help save the environment.  It sounds promising, as the story of how all this stuff gets made and what a huge negative impact it is having on our world is almost scary, but there seems to be an even more frightening behind what is actually going on.

CBS’ 60 Minutes has an exclusive story on following one such program and I warn you – it’s fairly depressing.  In an era of a green marketing boom, consumers are bombarded with programs and products that promise to help them live an eco-friendly lifestyle.  But this all begs the question – who do you believe?  How can we really know what is real and what is simply fraudulent?  This story has taught me to be much more vigilant and cautious when I read about a new green initiative. 

Read about this story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/06/60minutes/main4579229.shtml 

Posted by: Ashley / ashleyatcaster on Twitter


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