The sharing economy helps fight climate change (but not as much as you think)

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

The rise of the sharing economy — via Uber, Craigslist, Airbnb and other platforms — could help reduce the climate impact of dense urban areas, a new study suggests.

Electronics Standards Are In Need of Repair

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Tech companies are standing in the way of stronger green electronics standards in the US, according to our new report. Device manufacturers are blocking attempts to include strong criteria in electronics standards that would encourage device designs that are easier to repair, easier to upgrade, and easier to disassemble for recycling.

Repair hub releases adhesive removal solution

Read the full story at E-Scrap News.

A product offering from iFixit can help tackle one of the largest roadblocks to increased device repairability and refurbishment: glued-in batteries.

Analytics Lounge, NFP

Analytics Lounge is a 501(c)(3) community lab dedicated to:

  • Providing an environment in which we host discussions related to chemistry, engineering, biology, manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
  • Providing a shared space and access to test, measurement, prototyping, and analysis equipment.
  • Providing an informal environment that encourages teaching and learning in the spirit of self-directed education, and encourages not just citizen science, but citizen-led science.
  • Recycling used and unwanted lab equipment.

Webinar: What the Tech? Learn Basic Electronic Component Function with the Illini Gadget Garage

July 27, 2017, 10-10:45 am
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Computers and smartphones are really complex machines, right? Well, if you know a little bit about them, they’re not all that intimidating. We’re going to break it down for you in our “What the Tech?” series of workshops, providing a basic walk through of different computer components and what they do.

Recycling your home: Can structural wood be reused for the same purpose?

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo.

You may recycle in your home, but did you know the building itself can be recycled?

A group of researchers at Michigan State University studying the science of domicology—the term they use to describe the policies, practices and consequences of abandoned structures—are examining how wood from abandoned buildings can be reused.