MetaEfficient: Metal-Free Inks by Ecoprint

Not many print houses put much thought into making their production processes more efficient or non-toxic. Ecoprint, based in the Washington DC area, is different. They have developed their own “eco-inks”. These inks are specially formulated to be free from toxic metals like copper and barium. The Ecoprint shop also runs on 100% wind power, […]

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NEC Powermate Eco

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The “PowerMate Eco” is still the only “green” computer available in the U.S. Alas, NEC does not have a computer “take back” recycling program in the U.S. NEC brought Powermate Eco out in 2002, and it is still available from various retailers. The PC was built with non-toxicity and energy efficiency in mind. Its flat-panel […]

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Razor Made With Recycled Plastic

This razor is made of 100% recycled plastic (65% from Stonyfield FarmĀ® yogurt cups). It will be available in stores this month (September 2004). It has a one-piece handle design which reduces resources consumed during manufacture. It is also recyclable, either with #5 plastics recycling or with Recycline’s postage-paid mailer — available at stores or […]

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Wet Lead Acid Batteries

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Wet Lead Acid batteries are the most common batteries used in energy systems because of their price, local availability, and ease of recycling. A properly maintained lead acid cell will last about ten years. This type of battery will deliver about 1000 full charge-discharge cycles. The drawbacks of Wet Lead Acid Batteries include the following: […]

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