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. The most hazardous waste material to reach a landfill is electronic waste (E-waste).

Rethinking waste

Green (Living) Review

Waste as resource not as recyclables by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We must begin, also at home and at work, to see “waste” not as something to be thrown away because there is no away and we must see “waste” as a resource for reuse and upcycling. So-called recycling, which best should be referred to as “downcycling”, does not cut it, to be very honest, and we must seriously rethink how we handle and what we do with the waste that we generate, and we generate far too much of it.

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Nature Conservancy - Science

Electronic waste generates a certain amount of schizophrenia among environmental scientists. But, when we hear of the conditions in which electronic waste is disassembled by impoverished peoples of the third world, it gives us pause. Kareiva: Marine Pollution and a World of Waste.

How to Serve Holiday Dinner Without Waste

Green Home Blog

How to Serve Holiday Dinner Without Waste. Not only does this represent lost money for the consumer, but food in the garbage is also a waste of energy and water resources. Food waste is an especially important issue around the holidays, when friends and family are coming together to enjoy big helpings of their favorite turkey, vegetables, and pies. Waste not, but enjoy the bounty. The Best Way To Prevent Waste: Plan Ahead.

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Ethical, Zero-Waste, Slavery-Free Fashion from Cambodia.

Elephant Journal

This Cambodian company is the only completely zero-waste fashion company on the market—and that translates to a ton of benefit for the planet.

Packaging Waste

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The greatest scourge, as far as waste is concerned and the amount of it, is packaging waste and much of it, because of the way that it is made – the packaging, not the waste – is also not recyclable.

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The Dangers of E-Waste

Green Blog

What is E-waste? E-waste stands for electronic waste. One of these consequences is e-waste, which is created when electronic products are thrown away. But the dangers don’t come solely from the waste itself; even more severe problems occur when the waste is broken apart.

Zero Waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Zero waste is a nice idea and concept but does it work as an individual action? A fair number of people around the developed world are attempting a zero waste lifestyle and claim that they are having great success. They have very little waste they produce, but for many that means waste that they can't get rid off in the various “recycling” streams. The idea of zero waste may be all the rage right now but realistic it is not really.

Reuse: The stepchild of waste management (in our homes)

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For some peculiar reason, despite the fact that the 3Rs of waste management are “reduce, reuse, recycle” most people and even governments only seem to understand them as being “recycle, recycle, recycle” and reuse is, literally, being ignored like a poor stepchild or orphan. Next to reducing our, especially packaging, waste REUSE must be our priority in managing our waste; at home, at school, and at work.

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Make things, not waste

Green (Living) Review

and better still, make things out of waste. It is true that waste is generated in many ways – and no, I am not even wanting to consider human waste – and has been, probably, since almost the dawn of times. By way of reusing, repurposing and upcycling, however, many things do not have to go into the waste stream, whether they are recyclable and in the end, if we are lucky, recycled, or not. So, let's make things instead from waste.

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Saudi man’s charity fridge reduces food waste and helps the poor

Green Prophet

Food makes up the largest proportion of the waste entering Saudi Arabia’s landfills. A study conducted by King Saud University (KSU)’s College of Food and Agricultural Sciences estimated that 4,500 tons of food are wasted each day in Saudi Arabia.

We’re Wasted, but it’s Not What you Think.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only conscious eating documentary environement food waste food waste movie just eat it lefovers reduce food fasteA North-American couple spent six months living of only food that has been thrown away or discarded.

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Be creative and reduce waste

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There are many things that are considered waste and waste products by the majority and the powers-that-be that, in fact, can become the resources for making things we want and need ourselves, or as gifts for family and friends.

Don’t Waste Time.

Elephant Journal

Time is Life. The average American checks their smartphone 115 times a day. Get on that bucket list. Get outside. Life is a bubble that can pop at any moment. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy

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Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

Green Prophet

Egypt is the only international beneficiary of this experimental project to reduce food waste , which will also be conducted in New York City, Washington, D.C., Travel & Nature Cairo Corporate Social Responsibility food waste Hilton Hotel Ramses Hotel

Campaign against food waste

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A “Bread Happy Hour” against food waste? From September 25 to October 6 will the department for consumer protection of the Berlin Senate mobilize against food waste. food waste wasted food foodshare food

Don’t Shower Shorter to Stop Water Waste. Shower Better!

The Green Samaritan

As part of Energy Action Month, TGS welcomes this guest post by Beth Livingston, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Whether you live on the West Coast or have friends on social media that do, See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair. The project is raising awareness to chronic food waste said Rita Biconne, the project manager of Felcos Umbria, one of the plan’s promoters.

Omani Man Turns Palm Leaf Waste into Paper

Green Prophet

Lacking the necessary raw materials has been a major barrier to any kind of paper industry in Oman, but that could change if a young inventor commercializes his patented palm leaf waste to paper technology. “When one ton of palm leaf waste is burnt, it produces 1.8

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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. Food waste may not travel as far as that it is ONLY shipped to mainland Europe to be made into methane.

10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste: 1. Plastic is one of the most used materials in the world, and it is also one of the most polluting. The material gained its popularity due largely to its versatility.

Waste has to stop

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All waste has to stop and we are the only ones that can do this. We can stop waste and starve the trashcan. While it is true that we will never be able to eliminate all waste, and that aside from human waste; not even our ancestors of old managed to do that, much of it can be eliminated, especially food waste and packaging waste. So, let''s not waste them. Let''s reduce waste by all means possible.

Israel Introduces E-Waste Management Bill

Green Prophet

The Israeli government continues to process a bill that will regulate, for the first time, management of the country’s electronic waste. Data from the Environmental Protection Ministry suggests that Israel produces 85,000 tones of electronic waste a year.

This Supermarket Runs on Its Own Food Waste! ~ Brenna Fischer

Elephant Journal

It seems the UK supermarket chain, Sainsbury''s, has figured out a way to power themselves entirely by their own food waste. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green WAYLON: Today Only Anaerobic Digestion Recycled Food Waste Sainsbury Sustainable Energy Sustainable Supermarket

Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

Presently, Terracycle collects waste from the U.S Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, Terracycle is an award winning international upcycling and recycling company that collects hard to recycle packaging and transforms them into clean, usable materials and products.

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Green (Living) Review

Fortunately, one far-too-common material is coming to the rescue for the people of Ecuador, creating green jobs and reducing waste along the way: plastic bottles. Not all roofs are created equal.

Zero Waste Movement: 10 Ways to Join the Party.

Elephant Journal

Did you know the average American creates four pounds of trash a day? That’s 1,500 pounds of trash a year. Have you ever thought about where it all goes? Seriously, where do we store 1,500 pounds of trash for every person in America? Needless to say, trash management is a national (and global) crisis. Human beings contributed […].

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Don't waste your yard leaves

Green (Living) Review

This is wasting a great gardening resource. Never put leaves in a bag on the kerb, it is a waste of a great resource. So, don''t waste your yard waste and that also includes grass clippings. autumn leaves fall leaves gardening Lasagne Gardening leaf mold yard waste

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UK ROADMAP TO ACHIEVE ZERO FOOD WASTE TO LANDFILL LAUNCHED

Green (Living) Review

The report, entitled ‘Vision 2020: UK Roadmap to Zero Food Waste to Landfill’ is the culmination of more than two years’ work and sets the framework to achieve a food waste-free future by 2020. food waste food waste to energy waste to energy

How many envelopes wasted?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How many envelopes from letters and other materials received on a daily basis in our homes and businesses are wasted despite the fact that the backs are clean and thus could be used for notes?

£30m food waste recycling facility to be built in Dagenham

Green (Living) Review

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has given planning consent to ReFood UK for its next major anaerobic digestion plant for food waste. A further £20m is being invested in the new gas-to-grid plant in Widnes, which will be able to take 90,000 tonnes of food waste.

1.3 billion tons of food are wasted globally every year

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billion tons of food are being wasted. The fact is that we waste more food than we would need to feed the entire Planet several times over. food waste wasted food waste waste reduction food by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Every year around the world at least 1.3

'Reduce waste, buy packaged' crusade looks to bust food waste myths

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A campaign to educate consumers about the role that packaging can play in reducing food waste launched apparently in later summer 2013 to counter negative public perception on the issue. INCPEN, the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment, has launched 'The Good, The Bad and The Spudly' initiative in response to growing awareness of wasteful food habits, both in the home and throughout the supply chain.

9 Things that are Never a Waste of Time.

Elephant Journal

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Abu Dhabi Imams Dish Out Sermons on Food Waste

Green Prophet

Imams at mosques across Abu Dhabi recently coordinated on a consistent message to urge people not to waste food. billion tons of food is wasted around the world, an amount equal to total food production in sub-Saharan Africa. Image of food waste from Shutterstock.

Don't waste your dandelions

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many gardeners are horrified when dandelions pop up in their flower beds or vegetable plots and immediately set about eradicating them.

This Simple Solution to Food Waste has Saved 300 Kilos of Food in 7 Weeks.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green WAYLON: Today Only food sharing food waste landfill solidarity fridge wastageLet's hope that the Solidarity Fridge becomes a worldwide trend.

Nature does not know waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is no waste in Nature. We must not just reduce, minimize or avoid waste; we must eliminate, if and where possible, the very concept of waste, by design.

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The Taboo of Poo: Preserving the Planet with Human Waste.

Elephant Journal

Join Walk the Talk Show, Thursday, July 17th, at 12 pm MDT, for Waylon''s chat with The Wastewater Gardener, Dr. Mark Nelson, on the nitty-gritty of constructing wetlands from one of the world''s most valuable resources: human waste!

9 tips for Zero Waste entertaining this summer

Green (Living) Review

Unfortunately, this can result in excessive amounts of waste, as many hosts set out piles of Styrofoam plates, plastic cutlery, and plastic cups in order to reduce the amount of cleanup and broken glasses in the backyard. Consider the following zero-waste options when planning your next party.