20 April, 2017

What to do with your old television

You have replaced your bulky TV with a new flat screen, but before you throw your old one away in the rubbish bin, you need to be aware of how many toxic materials are in it, especially old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) sets.

Televisions containing cathode ray tubes (CRTs) are one of the leading causes of lead contamination in municipal waste streams. CRTs can contain up to 4 kg of lead and other toxic materials such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Lead is a cumulative poison that can contaminate groundwater and have harmful effects on human and animal health. By recycling televisions, waste is diverted from landfill and resources such as metals, precious metals, plastics and glass are recovered. Read more

18 April, 2017

Top tips on recycling from the experts

 

Everyday more and more people are deciding to do recycling and reuse things that they would normally throw out in the trash. Whether this is purely because they just feel like recycling or they are persuaded by a family member or friend, the end result is that they are recycling. Everyone that recycles, is helping the environment and helping the world become more green. Here are some of the top tips from the experts to help you on waste recycling.

Re-use

Recycling doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to send your plastics, metals and glass off to be remanufactured. Recycling means that you use things that you have around you and if it can’t be used, you send it off so it can be reused in some way. If you come across things that you are not using anymore and feel the need to get rid of it, why not find a way to reuse it? Read more

11 April, 2017

Top 6 tips on Light Tube Storage

 

 

Light tubes are very common in this day and age. Kitchens, shops and offices use them all day and every day. That means that there are bound to be a large amount of lights tubes being replaced frequently. What do you do with the old bulb? They a very long and can be a nuisance to store. Throwing them away in the trash can be hard because of the shape and the fact that they are very delicate. If a light tube is broken, it can be very hazardous to the environment as it contains mercury phosphor. This is why it is vital that all light tubes are stored correctly to avoid the release of this phosphor.

Here are the top 6 tips on old light tube storage and how light bulb recycling can be done. Read more

31 March, 2017

5 ways to destroy a SSD drive

 

There always comes a point where your SSD drive stops working and you have to dispose of it. You have years and years of data on the drive and don’t want someone to get theirs hands on it, so what do you do. Some people just decide to throw it away without making sure that the drive is destroyed properly. It’s important to dispose of your e waste properly but it’s even more important to protect your sensitive data.

There are many ways to destroy a SSD drive but here are 5 of them. Ensure that you use one of these methods to keep your data away from someone else’s eyes. Read more

24 March, 2017

Top 10 items that you should be recycling

 

An average person generates around 4.5 pounds of waste every single day, when multiplied by around 7.2 billion, it becomes a serious problem. This is just one reason why recycling is so important. Your home is a treasure trove of items that can be reused, recycled, or upcycled.

Recycling not only saves valuable space in our landfills, but it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When you change your perspective of throwing things away, you’ll find yourself looking at everyday objects in a different light. Read more

24 March, 2017

Recycling tips for summer trips

 

Over the last few years, our summers have been getting better and people are getting into the holiday mode earlier. Barbecues are being lit every other day and who can forget the family picnics. We might be on vacation mode but one thing that we shouldn’t take a holiday from is recycling. Over the summer period, people tend to get lost in their summer holidays and begin to waste excessively. Parties and barbecues are where most of the waste comes from.

People tend to have large gatherings over the summer and just stuff all their trash into large black bags ready to throw in the bin. Here are some recycling tips and recycling ideas to help you stay green during the summer. Read more

17 March, 2017

How to recycle common household items

Recycling is becoming more and more common every day. It can be hard to get in to the habit of recycling each and every item that you come across. Most people would probably recycle 8 out of every 10 items which is a good number, but we want to bring that number higher.

 

The best way to recycle household items is to have two separate bins. One for your general waste and one for all the recyclables. It’s understandable that you may miss some items but it’s time to go out of your way to recycle. Recycling doesn’t only mean that you send it off to be broken down and re used. You can always use your creative side and re use it yourself.

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13 March, 2017

7 ways to keep your house free of junk

Someone somewhere has decided it’s time to be junk free, but doesn’t know where to start. The easiest way is to do the traditional ‘keep/throw/donate’ method but some might find that method is just not enough. This is when the ‘home inventory’ method is ideal. Go to a quite location outside your home and make your list.

Make lists of separate rooms, so it’s easier to plan your time, consider working in 30 minute bursts. By doing this you avoid frustration and high-running emotions that come with deciding to keep, donate, or throw away the things that you own. Read more

13 March, 2017

What is the process of recycling metal?

When you’re thinking of recycling, metal recycling is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind. The most metal recycling people do is possibly drink cans. Metal recycling is one of the best ways to produce new products without needing to use any new materials. Metal recycling is one of the biggest things in the recycling industry and can be used for pretty much anything. Most things that are made up of metal can be manufactured from recycled metal. Metal can be broken down and re moulded into anything without losing any of its durability. Here are the steps that are taken to recycle metal. Read more

3 March, 2017

Top tips for going green at the office

Due to climate change, everyone is trying to do there bit to help keep the earth green. Offices are probably the one of the biggest culprits for wasting and not recycling. To help the planet become a safer place most offices will need to start thinking about going green and helping the global warming crisis as well as keeping their costs down.

Here are some of the ways to help offices go green and cut down on waste.

Power saving

Power saving is pretty important in an office, not only will it cut down in energy wastage but it will save money for offices overtime. Sometimes small actions can save you more than you think. Here are some of the things you need to look out for to save on your energy footprint: Read more