The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
Why AirPods Are a Social and Environmental Disaster
We sat down with Caroline Haskins, author of 'AirPods Are a Tragedy,' to dig deep into the human cost of the ubiquitous buds.
ICE Raid on Samsung Repair Contractor Shows Big Tech’s Reliance on Exploitative Labor
The biggest ICE raid in a decade, at a CVE Technology Group facility in Texas, went after the people who repair our phones.
The World Economic Forum Tells Davos: Electronics Are 'the Fastest-Growing Waste Stream in the World’
"The material value of e-waste alone is worth $62.5 billion, three times more than the annual output of the world’s silver mines and more than the GDP of most countries."
Target Fined $7.4 Million for Illegally Throwing E-Waste in the Trash
Target threw hazardous e-waste, as well as sensitive medical material and waste, into the trash illegally for four years.
These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste
Weaving, in the end times.
The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube
The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Toxic Chemicals From E-Waste Are Working Their Way Into Our Food Packaging
Black plastics are notoriously hard to recycle, which has led to the introduction of toxic chemicals into consumer products using recycled black plastics.
Fight to Repair
E-Waste Recycler Heading to Prison: 'I Live For' Recycling and Right to Repair
Eric Lundgren is facing a 15-month prison sentence for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs.
This E-Waste Recycler Is Going to Prison for Selling Windows Restore Discs to Put on Refurbished Computers
Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison and a $50,000 fine for creating ‘restore disks’ to extend the life of computers using Microsoft.
Europe Is Smuggling its E-Waste to Nigeria Inside Used Cars
A new EPA-backed study shows that an old problem has a new twist.
Watch a Tiny Manhattan Rise from Hundreds of Recycled Electronics Parts
Artist Zayd Menk made midtown from junked computers and old phones.
How to Make a Video Go Viral on Facebook
The internet has turned A/B testing, catchy thumbnails, captions, and headlines into an artform.