Raising Awareness About E-Waste – What To Do

WEEE or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment are growing at an alarming rate. As a result, global e-waste dumping has also become a cause for concern. Why? EEEs are made from several components most of which are hazardous especially if they are not disposed of safely; and most of them are not. Improper recycling and disposal processes do little to curb the problem and instead, worsen conditions on a global scale. The environmental impact of careless disposal plays havoc in the environment in countries like ...

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Global E-Waste Dumping – A Worrying Trend

E-waste is a concerning issue in almost every part of the globe. It is also growing at an exponential rate due to the introduction of low priced electrical devices. How is electronic waste disposal handled? A post in ‘theguardian’ quotes the United Nation which claims that most electronic waste is dumped in developing countries and often illegally. The waste is often processed manually under extremely toxic conditions. What are the global implications of irresponsible dumping of electronic waste on the developing world? This post discusses ...

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Think Green For 2016 – Electronic Waste Disposal Made Easy

As the year 2015 comes to a close its time to take a more responsible approach; by gearing your New Year Resolutions towards managing e-waste. However, the prospect can seem insurmountable if you have piles of old cords, devices, gizmos and gadgets to get rid of. Fortunately, e-waste becomes easier to manage once you know how. Here are some ideas that will help you take a conscious approach towards the ordeal and keep your waste in check as well – Resolution #1 - A Little Organization ...

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Keeping Your Holiday Waste In Check 101

Like it or not, most of us tend to stack up too much waste during the holiday season. From gift wrappings to travelling to another state to spend Christmas with the family; everything has an impact on energy use. In fact, according to the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA), household waste usually increases in the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. E-waste also reaches its peak during this time of year. The high tech holiday hullaballoo spikes e-waste generation through the proverbial roof ...

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One Step Greener: Lego Reconsidering its Production Material

The renowned toy company, Lego is committed to go green as it recently expressed its intent to invest a mammoth amount of $150 million in a project to develop new sustainable materials that will be used in its production process. The iconic building blocks by Lego are made up of plastic; realizing the damage that this material cause, the brand now wants to opt for an alternative. The organization also showed its plans to bring forth and promote environment-friendly packaging. There are scores of organizations ...

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