Give us your e-waste!

It’s been almost six months since Birch Aquarium at Scripps became a collection site for Eco-Cell, a company dedicated to the proper disposal of old, broken or unwanted electronic devices. We’re happy to report that we’ve sent in our first shipment!

With your help, we collected and recycled more than 70 old cell phones and cameras, […]

Got E-Waste? We’ll Take It.

Are we in the midst of an e-waste crisis? Eco-Cell believes so.

The Kentucky-based company dedicates itself to properly disposing of old, broken, and unwanted electronics, which contain toxins that can pollute the air and water when left in a landfill. Yet, these devices contain precious metals and other materials that could be reused and/or recycled.


The One Week Plastic Challenge

TRASH: Art + Science Intersect panel on Feb. 6.

Each year, Americans trash enough plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. How big is your impact?

We posed this question to attendees of our Feb. 6 “Trash: Art+Science Intersect” event, co-hosted with The New Children’s Museum. The panel discussion explored ways […]

We’re ready to clean-up the beach – are you?

La Jolla Shores is not only a gorgeous beach and a great place for ocean sports – it’s also the doorway to one of the oldest marine protected area in Southern California and a refuge for many ocean species. Stewardship of this unique marine area has been a part of the culture of Scripps Institution […]