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Earth Day: Is The Apple iPhone Green?

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We already know that Steve Jobs and the rest of the team at Apple have no problem generating that other kind of green, but how are they faring when it comes to taking better care of our planet? Earth Day is tomorrow, so it's oddly appropriate to take a look at how green the iPhone is.

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Used Motor Oil Converted to Usable Fuel with High-Frequency Microwaves

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Let's say you drive a car. Every few months you have to change the oil. You can do this yourself or you can take it in to a shop. In either case, you have to discard the old oil and that's not good for the environment. Scientists at Cambridge, though, may have a better solution.

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Compact Fluorescent Invention Recycles The Ballast

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When compact fluorescent bulbs first hit the scene, they were a revolution. A bulb that lasted many times as long as the incandescent counterpart and used only a fraction of the power. Well, GE put out an ecomagination challenge to see what they could do next and this idea is easily one of the best.

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Fido Fetches Sony Ericsson Cedar GreenHeart Phone

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Sony Ericsson is expanding their GreenHeart collection of environmentally-friendly phones with an exclusive Canadian release of the Cedar. With post-consumer recycled plastics, a low-consumption charger and waterborne paint, the phone is being sold exclusively by Fido in Canada, aimed at consumers and businesses looking at a low-impact mobile solution.

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16,000 mobile phones thrown out every hour – Sprint wants you to recycle

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The average mobile phone will work for about seven years, but worldwide the average consumer gets a new phone every 11 months. According to Sprint, Americans discard 16,000 mobile phones every hour. Over 90 per cent of materials in mobile phones can be recovered such as nickel, cadmium, cobalt, gold, silver, copper, plastics and other metals. These materials can be used in jewelry, electronics and car parts.

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eBay Instant Sale recycles old gadgets, gives you cash

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It's not exactly the most novel idea, but neither were touchscreen phones when the iPhone first emerged. Look where that led us. It seems that the folks at eBay want to do a little something for the environment, so they've launched a new gadget recycling program that puts a little extra spending money in your pocket.

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