Archive for the ‘Recycling’ Category
Replacing plastic with recyclable bags
Posted on: Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
As we all know plastic causes harm to the environment. They are non biodegradable and so, they remain entangled with the soil for years. If they reach the water bed, they will only make the water level rise making the bed clogged. Therefore, it is very important to find an alternative to the plastic bags. There are a number of materials that are used these days for making reusable plastic bags.
These materials are renewable and resources are conserved by getting plastic bags replaced by papers. These bags are very convenient and they also are available in different materials, styles as well as size. When you are not using them, some of these bags could be folded or rolled and made small enough so that it can fit inside a person’s pockets. Many countries have banned plastic bags and are encouraging people to use these alternatives as they are much more eco friendly.
Greener living with indoor compartmental bins
Posted on: Sunday, May 27th, 2012 at 10:32 am
We have taken and received a lot from the nature and it is about time that we give something back. Many of the people are already dedicated and committed to serve the nature and safe us from various natural as well as manmade disasters by agreeing to the process and method of recycling. Recycling is the best way to use up the not needed or used up products in to things which we can use again and it does not even produce or emit any harmful residue.
One can start using recycled products by using compartmental bins to through the wastes. Recycled compartmental bins are far more pretty and attractive than your original and regular recycle bins and also gives you more effective and more space to throw various categories of waste such as infectious waste in an compartment and regular wastes like paper and all in one another and in this way things will be more sorted out.
Merits of recycling your old cell phone
Posted on: Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 7:14 am
The green revolution is a mission to purify the environment and the first step to it is the recycling of wasted materials. The process cycle includes reduce-reuse-recycle. Recycling actually helps in the conservation of natural resources and energy. Thus, many leading companies today are emphasizing on manufacturing recycled products.
Cell phones are an integral part of our life. But the manufacture of mobile phones involves different harmful chemicals and minerals which are threatening for our surroundings. Continuous excavations of minerals are also risky for the earth.
So, it is wiser to recycle our old cell phones. It checks the excavations which in turn lessen the environmental risk and you also get paid for it. A lot of energy goes in manufacturing and processing a mobile phone. The moment you are discarding it, all the energy gets lost. But re-cycling of your phone can help in the saving and conservation of that energy. Moreover, recycling addresses proper disposition of your battery parts, improper disposition of which harms the surroundings.
Promote recycling plants for a cleaner environment
Posted on: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 1:07 pm
These days more and more people are becoming aware of the problems that pertain to not being able to preserve all the precious resources in the world. Obviously there is more and more emphasis that is being put on the whole aspect of acting green. As a result the issue of recycling has gained immense importance off late. That is why it is a good idea to promote recycling plants.
There are two major ways recycling plants help the environment. First of all, these primarily help by preserving the resources of the world. Let us take the example of paper recycling units. When more paper is being recycled, there are more trees that are being saved from further being cut down. The second way that recycling plants contribute towards the environment is that it restricts the flow of toxic materials into the environment. Plastic recycling plants ensure that there is a lesser flow of plastic into the environment.
Where to Recycle a Computer
Posted on: Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at 10:12 am
Like mobiles, computers too contain lots of toxins like lead, mercury and bromine. Thus, it is always apt to recycle your computer. You can erasers to ensure that your hard drives gets completely blank and its contents cannot be used by others.
Earth 999 and My green Electronics are great avenues that help you recycle your computers. They provide you the list of recycled material acquirers and refurbishers. You can also check online sites for better work. These companies also provide you the names of websites.
You can also hand the computer over to local AT&T stores. If not the whole computer, you can donate your rechargeable batteries to specific agencies. If you are diligent, you will get email specials from respective agencies that appreciate your concern.
It is also advised to get your new sets from companies that offer green computers, i.e. computers created out of recycled materials and help ecology.
Reasons Why You Should Recycle Your Mobile Phone
Posted on: Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at 10:05 am
Mobile phones have caught up so much with general lives that a single family has about 3 to 4 mobiles. When they get old and non-functional, people still preserve them as relics. These contain arsenic, lead, mercury and bromides among other toxins. Their continued presence in your house not only pollutes the environment but adds to the e-waste. This is the main reason why should recycle your mobile phone.
In the first place, get mobiles created out of recyclable material. You may serve your ecological pattern in this way. The other reason why mobiles need to be recycled is that its integrated machine will be used to create another mobile, thereby reducing usage of more toxins.
There are a number of mobile recycling agencies that provide you drop boxes and certification when you hand over your mobile for circulation. You will also get in the Govt. good books for doing that.
How To Make Recycled Paper Gifts?
Posted on: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 9:00 am
Paper has become the enigma of otherwise clean compounds when it is not well disposed. However, there are ways to avoid littering the place all over with adoration cards such as birthday and wedding cards through recycling them. There are ways to make recycled paper gifts.
This is done by cutting out the piece of paper and allowing it to dry for at least fifteen minutes. One can then use a ruler to cut any shape they require but this should be done with measured rules to achieve geometry. One can first try basic shapes like a square or a circle before delving into animal shapes like that of a dog or a man.
The finishing touches would involve punching a hole into the gift accessory into which a string is attached. The creator of the recycled paper gift can then write in ink on the attached gift tag to which the gift is to be sent and from whom it emanates from.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Posted on: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am
Many people buy new Christmas trees every year which leads to the disposal of used ones which is not environmental friendly. With all the lights and plastic adornments, the only choice for the owner is to put it into the dust bin. This can be revolutionized for a good cause by using valuable, green means.
Christmas tree recycling offers a departure from this tradition by using the mulch from the tree into manure for the garden.It all starts with enshrouding the Christmas tree in a polythene bag that can be used to carry it whole to the place of recycling. One should ensure that such adornments such as glass, pins and beads are removed so that they don’t disrupt the recycling process. The tree is then shredded and the bio-degraded matter given back to the owner for use in the planting site. Whole Christmas trees can be used to build soil barriers and curb soil erosion.
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.
Idea of green computing
Posted on: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 11:00 am
In the recent times people have become very conscious about the environment. This is the reason green technologies have gained so much importance in the recent times. This concern has been taken up by the IT sector as well which is now aiming towards computer usage in a manner which is environmentally sustainable.
The basic idea of green computing is to design, manufacture, and use computers in such a manner that they don’t disturb the harmony of the environment. However, it doesn’t stop at that. Green computing also aims at disposing of all computer related hardware such as monitors, printers, hard disk, etc. in such a manner that it doesn’t affect the environment around.
However, the IT sector doesn’t compromise on other frontiers to achieve this eco-friendliness. The aim is to creates technologies which are eco-friendly but at the same time which also increase the efficiency of the computers, and the economic viability of the process.