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STAR TRIBUNE | ‘Right to repair’ push back in front of Minnesota legislators

Brad Sandnas saved a lot of money repairing his children’s iPads and other devices. Then
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MONITOR | Tech Dump recycles almost anything with a cord or battery

Refurbishing electronics reduces e-waste, provides living wage jobs The non-profit electronics recycler Tech Dump (now
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New Year, New Certification: Why We Are Proud To Be NAID Certified

For many of us, the start of a new year means making resolutions, starting new
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CNN | Want to help the climate crisis? Don’t toss your old iPhone, fix it

The life cycle of a smartphone begins in mines around the world. There, raw materials and rare
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PIONEER PRESS | St. Paul electronics recycler Tech Dump expands with Tech Discounts retail store on Vandalia Street

It’s not everyday that a “dump” run by former inmates invites community residents over for
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MNTECH | Member Impact Spotlight: Repowered’s Commitment to Community and Conservation

When it comes to good causes, Repowered has a three-pronged approach. Processing three to four million pounds

PARK BUGLE | The Fourth R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — Restart

In St. Anthony Park, lots of people support recycling, so it would seem that the
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GRIST | Electronic waste will go down because of COVID, but for all the wrong reasons

“It is a reduction, though it is not good for the world.” Every year, humanity
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CHOOSE TO REUSE | Retailer spotlight: Tech Dump & Tech Discounts

Tech Dump (now Repowered), a certified non-profit electronics recycler, along with its retail division, Tech
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GRIST | Watch: How one entrepreneur turns e-waste into jobs for the formerly incarcerated

  If you’ve ever had to dispose of an old electronic, you know it’s not
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Sun Sailor: Help reduce holiday trash

Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the amount of garbage produced in the United
Tech.MN Podcast

The Podcast: An Accidental CEO with Amanda LaGrange of Tech Dump and Tech Discounts

This is a podcast for tech and entrepreneurship in Minnesota. Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift
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