Monday, June 26, 2017

Book Review: 'High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health' by Elizabeth Grossman



Review: High Tech Trash–Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health

6 Star SpecialEnvironment (Problems)
High Tech Trash5.0 out of 5 stars One of my top ten (new list) for saving the planet
July 29, 2007
Elizabeth Grossman
Fairly quickly into this book I was comparing it to Silent Spring and to Pandora’s Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy.
This is a brilliant elegant work. If you agree with its premises it is a fast read, ending with an appendix on how to recycle electronic waste, and a truly superb bibliography. This is a serious book, a PhD level accomplishment, and totally objective and meritorious.
I am particularly impressed that Apple accepts its computer back for recycling in Japan, something we need to demand here. Indeed, if Apple and CISCO (for its routers and hubs) were to commit to total recycling, what is called for in Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming and described in more detail in Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things I for one would immediately switch my business and my office to iPhone, MacIntoch, and Open Office from Sun (on verge of being fully implementable within Apple’s operating system).


Editor's note: This review was written by Robert David Steele and has been reposted with permission. The original page can be found here. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right. 

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