is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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The article says that they make $200 a ton, not a pound. quite a big difference.
Good catch; I’ve corrected it. Sorry, I wrote this blog post on my phone on the subway, so errors were inevitable, I guess.
I’ve gotten rid of a few CRT monitors but they were either passed on to someone else who needed it or recycled by a reputable agency. In Toronto there is a non-profit called ReBoot who will assess any computer equipment to see if it can be re-used, and if not, then be recycled responsibly. Lately, you pay $25 fee when you bring in a CRT but that’s offset by a tax credit. I’ve done this a couple of times and they are always courteous and grateful despite the fact they are doing you a huge favour. Now the city requests all electronic waste be brought to the curb in a provided bag which is handled separately and recycled in a local facility. These services are out there, but you have to seek them out.
I forgot to add that I have no way of knowing if our e-waste is actually being recycled as advertised but given Toronto’s push to divert any more of its waste from landfills in Michigan (political nightmare and expensive) it would piss a lot of people off if it weren’t being done.
This could be one of the things you could do with your old television : http://www.niklasroy.com/project/101/PING
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