Many people question how to properly go about electronic waste disposal, especially when itcomes to cell phones. Chances are that almost every individual has at least one broken, old or even unused cell phone in their home. Whether you are concerned about throwing away your phone for environmental reasons, or for your security, you will be happy to know that there are alternatives to holding onto your old electronics forever.
Refuse and Recycling Blog
There’s no reason to waste all of your household refuse. When you can even make a little extra cash by recycling your items. Remember the old saying, "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure" still rings true in our disposable society.
While we usually consider composting as a byproduct of disposing of household waste, there are many benefits to this recycling practice that can improve your garden and the environment as a whole. Composting is a natural process that turns organic material into a rich dark material, also called humus that is an ideal conditioner for your garden soil.
Citizens of Cateura, Paraguay, are proving the old phrase "one man's trash is another man's treasure" every single day. Did they find gold? Some ancient relic that is worth an immense amount of money? No, they found something better. There amidst the trash, they found musical instruments. But these instruments weren't your average busted brass trombones and trumpets that simply had their dents knocked out. No, these instruments were literally made, piece-by-piece, out of landfill garbage. Those instruments formed an orchestra that gave the entire community the gift of music.
One of the most commonly overlooked elements of recycling is the value of recycled material. Everyday more items are being placed in landfills rather than being recycled. Did you know that only about half of Americans recycle daily, and 13 percent do not recycle at all. It is important to not only recycle but also learn about what items can and cannot be recycled. To keep up to date, contact your local waste management company in Connecticut.
When you’re not home, it can be difficult to practice green initiatives, especially in the workplace. In a work environment, getting everyone to recycle and reduce his or her waste can sometimes seem impossible. Actually, by not implementing simple environmentally friendly practices, your office could actually be losing money. Not sure where you can start, here are some quick tips your office could implement to help stay waste free.
Like any environmentally conscious person, you dutifully separate your papers and your plastics, and leave your recycling at the curb for garbage pickup every week, and you just assume that the environmental waste makes its way to the recycling facility, where everything is green, birds are singing, and the wheels of the recycling machine spin diligently, making your newspaper into a piece of writing paper, destined for the classroom.
Do you know it takes plastic at least 1,000 years to start decomposing in a landfill? Consider that 2.5 million plastic water bottles get tossed in the trash every single hour, and it quickly becomes clear that we have a plastic waste removal problem. If you are trying to reduce plastic waste in your office, then here are some quick tips to help you get started.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) food waste is second only to paper waste in the amount generated each year. In 2010, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, accounting for 14 percent of municipal solid waste. Less than three percent of this waste was recycled, a figure that the agency wants to increase significantly, and which could reap financial benefits for food business owners such as restaurants and grocery stores. Commercial food waste management and removal is gradually expanding industry, as the public increases its demands for responsible and meaningful community stewardship and environmental consciousness in the businesses it supports, and states and local government agencies seek to increase the regulation of food waste disposal and incineration, in efforts to minimize the practice.