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This Saturday, November 15 is Americal Recycles Day and I was planning to take a trunk full of E-Waste (broken radios, calculators, toaster oven, lamp) to a local high school which is collecting it to recycle. However, this Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes made me question whether this action is simply dumping the problem on China: The Electronic Wasteland.

So now I’m unsure what to do with my E-Waste.

Here’s some more information on organizations that are trying to do something about this problem:

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There was an interesting article in the New York Times today about a plan by the Netherlands to build a tulip-shaped island off-shore to help protect its coast from sea level rise.  Here is the photo that appeared:

From the article:

The idea, Mr. de Boer went on, would be not only to gain land and protect the coast, but also to showcase Dutch engineering skills. At the same time, an island could be an energy powerhouse, shaped like a ring to create so-called blue energy by using the contrast of fresh and salt water to generate electricity, or the ebb and flow of the tides. Wind turbines could also produce even more energy, he said.

A green project all-around? I’m skeptical, but the concept is quite interesting on many levels.

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