How Consumers Combat Climate Change – Living for a Cause

Living for a Cause

The earth is screwed no thanks to global warming. There are some researchers who predict that temperatures will continue to rise for decades. This is already happening as we speak! The polar ice caps are melting too rapidly. Some species, like seals are taking the brunt of this change and are becoming scarce. If that isn’t enough, scientists say that their scarcity recently compelled a polar bear, their primary predator, to eat its own kind. However, all is not lost. A lot of people are willing to ...

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Turn E-Waste Eco Friendly – Upcycle And Reuse

Can an ex Smartphone kill you? It can especially if you live in Guiyu where your old phone will probably be left to rot in a landfill next to other types of electronic waste. This waste is not recycled and is burnt or dismantled manually by local residents. As a result, ash from burning piles of e-waste ends up in the city’s canals and streams. Anything that cannot be used or dismantled is left in a landfill where it ...

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Is E-Waste Not Actually Waste? – 3 Reasons Why

Did you know that a large number of what is considered as electronic waste is not waste at all. E-waste can be reused if it is recycled. Discarded electronics are recycled in processing plants where they are harvested for valuable ferrous components like palladium, nickel and iron. In fact, it is estimated that over 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered from over a million recycled cell phones. Unfortunately, much of what is ...

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Can An Ex Smartphone Kill You?

What do you do once your smartphone loses its luster? If you are like most consumers, you probably buy a new model and discard the old one in the trash. But have you ever asked yourself where it ends up after that? Unfortunately, the route of the common gadget is less than glamorous after it is thrown away. Like most ex-smartphones, yours might also be dumped in a massive landfill somewhere in the world. Over 130 million cell phones are discarded in the United States every ...

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Route Of The Common Gadget

Replacing your old phone with the latest model feels great. But have you ever wondered what will happen to your old gadget once you discard it? It becomes e-waste. Sadly, most consumers are unaware of the impact e-waste has on the planet. As a result, we end up adding to the problem without knowing it. If we are to curb this problem, raising awareness about e-waste is essential. You can start your mission by finding out how e-waste is usually processed and what you can ...

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