Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

Living Green & Saving Energy

With waste management being one of the prime steps of the recycling process, it is evident that each and every part of your waste is segregated and sent for recycling. recycling electronic recycling

The great recycling scam

Green (Living) Review

We are encouraged, nay pressured even, to clean and nicely separate all our recyclables – glass, plastic, paper, etc. But what really happens to those “recyclables” that our municipal refuse services pick up from the kerbside? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) And, yes, it is indeed a scam!

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The first 100% recycled food safe crate in the UK

Green (Living) Review

Sainsburys is the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material.

Egypt Recycling Gets $340,000 Boost from Tetra Pak

Green Prophet

Tetra Pak sold roughly 1.625 billion packages in Egypt in 2011, of which only 20 percent were recycled. That’s a lot of untreated waste , but now the company has pledged $340,000 to boost the country’s recycling capacity.

Food waste kerbside recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Aside from the fact that food waste must be reduced any waste of food that does occur should, obviously, be recycled to bio-methane and compost. In other instances recyclables, such as metals, plastics, etc., food waste kerbside recycling recycling

Recycling processes

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We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we're lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling - but what happens after the waste has left our hands? A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same

The politics of recycling vs reusing

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The politics of recycling vs reusing and the deliberate confusing of the two On the left of the picture you see what recycling of glass looks like. But recycling is not environmentally benign.

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Nation wakes up to coffee cup recycling on-the-go-go

Green (Living) Review

With 84% of takeaway hot drink consumers still using disposable cups, Veolia’s coffee cup solution aims to collect takeaway cups as soon as the consumer has finished their drink to reduce cup contamination and increase recycling rates.

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Iranian Recycled Stone Apartment #1 Among 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award Nominees

Green Prophet

A majority of the economic activity in Mahallat centers around cutting and processing stone. All of the exterior walls and some of the interior walls are built with recycled stone.

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Costa goes nationwide with in-store coffee cup recycling scheme

Green (Living) Review

Coffee shop chain Costa Coffee has taken a huge step forward in the war on waste coffee cups with the rollout of a pioneering cup recycling scheme to more than 2,000 of its stores across the UK.

Recycle Your Printer Cartridges!

Green Living Ideas

Printer ink cartridges are made of complex components and as such, are not able to be recycled or disposed of safely, unlike other traditional waste materials. Did you know that throwing your empty printer cartridges in the bin is not an environmentally friendly practice?

Best recycled furniture units for sustainable homes


Recycling. Best recycled furniture units for sustainable homes. The eco conscious homeowner of today has a number of options to go green, and one of the best ways to do the same is by opting for the recycled furniture units. Leftovers’ recycled garment furniture. From the looks, it’s hard to imagine that this chair has been made using recycled materials. Recycled cardboard furniture. The concept utilizes cardboard and recycled polypropylene.

Daring Moroccan university recycles urine as drinking water

Green Prophet

Powered by both solar and wind energy, the closed-loop water cleansing process involves controlling “… organic and ceramic membranes with holes just one ten-thousandth of a millimetre across – 700 times thinner than a strand of human hair,” according to Phys.org.

Arab Gulf recycles paper, plastic, and cars!

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) does everything big , including recycling, and this week they’ve officially opened their first plant dedicated to recycling cars! Workers separate cables, which are sent to electronic waste traders, and foam cushions that can be recycled locally.

What is Wrong With PVC?

Green Home Blog

It also is not safe to burn, and its composition makes it difficult and expensive to recycle (in 2010, only 3% of post-consumer PVC was recycled). Another problems is that the process of recycling PVC releases many of the same toxic chemicals as the manufacturing process. Most city recycling programs will not accept PVC, but you should check with local centers or with construction companies to see if there are drop-off sites in your area.

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Barriers to Solid Waste Recycling in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

Excellent at recycling oil, what are the barriers to Saudi Arabia in recycling other valuables? The main drivers of this process are reaction of legislation toward environment protection, corporate social responsibilities and economic benefits.

Dirty Rubber Recycled into Unbelievably Beautiful Decor in Morocco

Green Prophet

Renowned French designer Sandrine Dole wanted to find a way to recycle piles of rubber lying around Marrakech while simultaneously elevating the local community and its numerous cottage industries.

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This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

Green (Living) Review

Cairo's Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms. Plastic shopping bags, as useful as they are for the 12 minutes when they're in use, are a curse on our planet.

Eco friendly lamps made from recycled materials


Recycling. Eco friendly lamps made from recycled materials. It has become the duty of every citizen to do all he can to live up to the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. If you’re one of those who’d like to join the green brigade, you can begin by getting yourself some of these trendy recycled lamps. LED lamp from recycled coins. Floor lamps can be made out of a variety of materials and this next product shows how beautiful recycled fixtures can be.

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Reyoutilizer App Simplifies Dubai Recycling

Green Prophet

Absurdly tall skyscrapers , overfishing and other environmental issues tarnish Dubai’s green image, but projects such as the new Reyoutilizer app at least makes recycling a bit easier. ” Recycling is still a budding practice not only in Dubai but throughout the greater Gulf region.

Following the Recycled Paper Trail

Environmental News Network

On ENN we talk a lot about the importance of recycling and sustainability. Over the last year and a half we have had articles addressing the recycling of a range of items, including food, batteries, and clothing, to name a few. Re-Use of Processed Paper.

Pot to Product - Plant Pot Recycling Scheme

Green (Living) Review

Ashortwalk launch their ‘Pot to Product’ scheme; a UK wide plant pot recycling scheme transforming redundant pots into new, useful garden products. Ashortwalk, well known for designing and manufacturing home and garden products made from recycled coffee cups, is launching their latest venture; a UK wide plant pot recycling scheme aimed at taking the 5 million plus redundant pots currently residing in our sheds and turning them back into new, useful products for the home and garden.

Start Them Early: Seven Fun Ways to Teach Kids The Importance of Recycling

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Recycling is extremely important. Not only does recycling help the planet, but it can even earn you some money in the process, as well. Teaching your kids about recycling early on, then, can encourage environmental responsibility for life. Recycling Drive .

Egyptian Brothers Design a Clever Separator for Gulf Recyclables

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But more importantly, they say, Gulf recycling rates will never increase unless the process is made entirely more convenient than it is currently. More on Trash and Recycling in Gulf States: A Plastic Pollution Cocktail: Toxic Chemicals in Every Day Items.

McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

Green Prophet

It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable oil for use as biofuel in its own fleet. Dubai FDI, the foreign investment promotion arm of the Department of Economic Development, helped to support this groundbreaking recycling project.

Big Business Sponsors Recycling Vending Machines in Lebanon

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Their initiative called “Protect Lebanon – Recycle Today&# will allow users to return their empty plastic bottles and cans to the vending machines for a small return. This indirectly teaches local Lebanese which materials should be recycled and which shouldn’t.

To recycle or not to recycle – is that really a question?

Green (Living) Review

For most of us, the idea of not recycling is unthinkable. What about all the extra recycling facilities needed? Like everything, recycling has its pros and cons and maybe the majority just think it's right because they're told to. In fact we are not just told to, we have been brainwashed to think recycling above and beyond everything else, despite the fact that there are three “Rs” in the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra. Plastic – recycle or not recycle?

Recycling is a misnomer

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commercial recycling really has a completely wrong name. In commercial recycling, in downcycling, the form of the product is being destroyed as with a glass bottle or jar being crushed and ground down, while in upcycling the form is retained and wanted, in fact.

Council considers change to recycling program

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Council of Bolton, in Lancashire, England, is considering a reduction in the number of kerbside recycling collections it makes, according to reports. However, the plans to switch to monthly collections of recyclable material would be a blow to recycling firms in the area, as fears are raised of a reduction in the amount of waste being reused.

Recycling Glass

Green Home Blog

Recycling Glass. For this reason, the best way to dispose of glass is to recycle it. million tons of glass, only 27% of which was recycled. California is an exception to this trend – their bottle deposit program has led to a glass recycling level of nearly 80%. Recycling Glass. Unlike paper and plastic, glass can be recycled indefinitely with very little loss of quality. Almost all types of common household glass are easily recycled.

XOXO for MapleXO Recycled Skateboard Jewelry

Eco Chic

Holmes has refined the process of drilling, cutting, shaping, and sanding the boards to preserve not only the amazing graphics of the original skateboard designs, but also to reveal the contrasting colors, wood grains, and layers inside the skateboard decks.

Ionic solvents to save energy during biomass processing


Recycling. Ionic solvents to save energy during biomass processing. According to a study conducted by the scientists at the Imperial College London, ionic solvents have slippery properties that could save approximately 80 percent energy consumed during biomass processing. They claim that a slight amount of lubrication could result in a relatively more sustainable process of biofuel manufacturing. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password.

Why Is Recycling Important?


Recycling is more important today than ever before. Why should we recycle? Recycling these materials enables their further use instead of being left to slowly decompose while the extraction of raw resources takes place somewhere else to get the same material from scratch.

Starve your trash can and recycling bin; Reuse more

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The more you reuse the less goes into the waste stream which, more often than not, means into the landfill, or has to be broken up in the so-called recycling process to make new products. Products often specially designed and created to make use of so-called recyclables. Recycling is not the savior that it is being made out to be and when you have to consign something to the trash can or the recycling bin you have already lost.

Green Lunches for Schools

Green Home Blog

If your school is too small to make use of 100 pounds of kidney beans, consider enlisting several area schools in the buying process. These programs, which students can study to understand how the process works, return wonderfully friable soil to local farmers and gardeners.

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Processing Plastics

Eco Friendly Daily

There are guides and quick tips for recycling by recycle code - the small triangle-shaped symbol present on most every plastic object- but what is the process by which these non-biodegradable materials are reused? . But how much energy does this process cost in the long run?

Recycle your Clothes

Eco Friendly Daily

Take a bite out of consumer excess by recycling your clothes. Buy recycled clothes. You can even recycle clothes that are past their prime. Most cities will have a textile recycling drop-off; you just have to find out where it is.

Recycling Christmas Trees

Green Home Blog

Recycling Christmas Trees. This year, I’m vowing to recycle my tree, if only to avoid looking at it until the significant other cuts it up for firewood or chips it for mulch. And the best thing about this county tree recycling program?

Recycle Your Ink Cartridges

Eco Friendly Daily

It doesn’t require any extra work you’d have to go to the store to pick up a new one anyway and you actually stand to save yourself a fair whack of money in the process. Recycle your cartridges. Recycle at work.

A How-to For Recycling

Green Home Blog

A How-to For Recycling. Recycle! Recycling is an important part of any green home or business, but the sheer number of products and materials that pass through our hands every day can make it seem like a daunting task. What can I recycle? Where should I take my recycling?