Archive for April, 2010
Cell phone recycling
Posted on: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 8:55 am
It has been noticed that an average North American changes cell phone every 18 to 24 months. This leads to discard of the old phones which add hazardous substances like mercury, cadmium and lead to the environment.
So recycling of cell phone is necessary, the first step towards this is to make public aware about the recycle of cell phones. As the awareness grows there will be less wastage of discarded cells and more recycling.
There are a few recyclers who have ventured to help in this process.Call2recycle are one of them which work for the consumers and the retailers based in United States. Being a non profit organization it helps in providing tips to recycle cell phones.
Collectivegood organization helps to recycle old cells. They collect discarded cells, mend them and then resell them to the developing countries where poor people can get affordable communication.
The recycling of cell phones can help to reduce electronic waste and improve environment.
How to make handmade paper
Posted on: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 12:11 pm
The ancient Egyptians invented paper (then called papyrus),it is more of a craft which is fun to create.
To start we need…
• A piece of sponge.
• Mould and deckle (the top and the bottom screens)
• A big basin
• A blender
• Some staples
• Some liquid starch.
To start with select the types of paper and rip them into small bits. Place them in a blender .then add some warm water and rum the blender to make a smooth paste. Then we add the corn starch or gelatin for strength. Then add petals, color or spackle to decorate the paper.
To make a mould and deckle we need to stretch a fiberglass over the wooden frame and staple it on sides to secure a tight grip.
Now pour the pulp in the basin and mix well to check for lumps.Dip the mould in the pulp let it stay for some time then slowly take it out. Check the layer it should be even.
Put the deckle on top and soak the extra water with sponge.
Remove the paper from the screens and put it on news paper and let it dry and your homemade paper is ready.
Saving ways to reuse old pantyhose
Posted on: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 12:07 pm
What ever this earth has to offer can be reused. the same goes for pantyhose though it sound strange Pantyhose which are large and out of size can come in various use.
There are a few tips on how to reuse pantyhose.
The logs can be cut and use as long pouches to keep bits of soap and use later.
When the waste is cu off it can be used as a bag to keep paper or folded wires.
As we cut the pantyhose in to bits we can use the soft bits to fill pillows and soft toys.
When cut into strips the pantyhose it becomes ropes to tie plants in the garden.
It works as strainer when used to strain lumpy paint.
The leg of the pantyhose can be attached to the mouth of a vacuum cleaner and use to pick up small things fallen on the floor.
The usages of old pantyhose are so many that it’s good not to throw them in waste basket.
Tips For Recycle Waste Management
Posted on: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 12:03 pm
We live in a society and tend to produce huge material for use which is discarded eventually. the role of waste management is basically to collect these discarded materials and reuse them in order to reduce its effect in our health, environment and society at large.
Waste management tips
Paper, perishable goods can be recycled and reused to create other usable product.
The disposal of non recyclable materials uses to be used as landfills.
Waste water treatment
Also known as sewage treatment is a process of removing the contaminants from the wastewater or the household swage and remove the physical , biological contaminants from them for reuse.
Reducing production of household waste
Usage of more disposable and biodegradable materials for house hold work like cleaning helps to reduce creation of waste.
The above tips can help to manage waste and recycle them in order to ensure lesser production of waste.
What Are E-Waste Items?
Posted on: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
E-Waste are known as electronic waste mainly consists of surplus discarded waste , broken electrical devices, broken TV parts, monitors, scanners, fax machines, air conditioners, washing machines etc.
The hazardous chemicals present in the E-Waste are , Amecium, Mercury, fluorescent tubes,sulphure, lead acidic batteries, wiring insulations, paint. Cadmium.
This waste should be managed and recycled as it helps in saving the environment from the harmful chemicals and helps create a better pollution free life.
The modes of waste management are:-
Introducing Inventory Management
There should be a proper control of manufacturing and reduction of hazardous material in the manufacturing process.
Creating production – process modification
There must be modification on the production process to lower the usage of potential waste after production.
Incorporate volume reduction
Volume reduction is separating hazardous materials from non hazardous material so the volume reduces and the two types of waste are separately treated..
With these manage net of E-Waste we can have a better managed way of reducing E-Waste.
Residential Solar Power-Green Energy Idea
Posted on: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 4:05 am
Using solar panels is a great way to generate clean and renewable electricity.
A home solar power kit can be purchased and installed by most people. No specialized technical knowledge is required and they are fairly inexpensive. In fact you can spend less than six hundred dollars on certain kits which will power many items in your house such as a laptop, one light bulb, and a 19? television for more than twenty hours, and many other small appliances.
Home solar power kits are also very useful in the event of a power outage. If the power fails your kit will have stored enough electricity in its batteries to give you light, heat, and hot water, and many other modern conveniences until the lights go back on. The amount of electricity available to you will depend greatly on the storage capacity of your batteries. If everyone in the country were willing to run just one appliance using a home generator the savings would be enormous.
Benefits of a DO-it-Yourself Solar Water Heater
Posted on: Sunday, April 4th, 2010 at 6:15 am
Do-it-yourself solar water heater remains an excellent venture to try out. The easiest among DIY solar water heaters are batch water heaters. The batch water heater utilizes a water tank that is positioned where it’ll heat the power utilizing the sun’s energy. This is then connected to your house’s plumbing system.
Paint the water tank black. Because black absorbs lights, this aids the tank to absorb as much heat as possible. Several DIY solar water heaters integrate portable mirrors located smartly around the water tank. The sun’s rays then hit these mirrors and are reflected onto the system, increasing the surface area that will be heated.
However, if you reside in cold climates the batch water heater may not be a great choice for you. Use a closed loop system instead. The fantastic thing about this kind of system is that they will reduce your electricity cost and decrease your carbon footprint so they are great for the environment.