Energy & Sustainability Technology
RFID racing and the environment

Kevin, of Race Day Nutrition, writes:

RFID devices have found a niche in the sports timing world. Instead of handheld stopwatches or velcro transponders, racers now strap an RFID to their shoelaces. Race logistics are greatly improved, but at what cost? What is the environmental impact of 10,000 trashed RFIDs after a big city marathon?

He’s looking for input and ideas from the environmental and DIY communities on reuse and recycling of these tags.

RFID race timing vs. the environment


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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