Chemicals from batteries which are incinerated or go to landfill may pollute lakes and streams, vaporise into the air, or leach into groundwater, exposing the environment to highly corrosive acids and bases. So it is best to make sure batteries are properly recycled and disposed of.
Don’t store dead batteries in a drawer at home. Dispose them keeping them in a separate container, otherwise they can contaminate the plastics, glass and cans. We don’t want contamination in the recyclables.
Below, we made a simple guide for you to know how to store your batteries so they last longer, how to test when are they truly empty and which devices might work with half-empty batteries before you can dispose of them.
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Packaging waste continues to be a major concern here in the U.S. and across the world. With so many products moving through the supply chain, the packages used to deliver these products can have a sizeable effect on the environment. Throwing packages away instead of recycling them and generating product packaging from scratch will only make matters worse, boosting carbon emissions and polluting the planet with toxic, non-biodegradable materials. You can reduce your company’s effect on the environment by reducing your packaging waste. From recycled materials to reusable storage containers, you can save money throughout the manufacturing process and show your support for the environment. Learn more about how your company can make a difference.
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Manual organization takes up a lot of space and tracking is time-consuming. Digitization provides the whole team access to information — any time, any place.
An uncluttered, paperless office creates a modern, professional appearance. Costs are reduced as use of paper, ink/toner, physical storage and postage decrease. Paper is a security issue: Files can be lost, stolen or destroyed in a fire or flood. Cutting the use of paper is eco-friendly, sustainable and better for the planet.
Below are 10 tips for going paperless in the office:
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The “electrify everything” movement aims to use cleaner energy and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Many people have already switched their gas-powered cars to electric ones for a smaller carbon footprint. Now homeowners are looking to convert any technology or appliance in their home that runs on natural gas to electric power. To learn more about why homeowners are electrifying their homes, explore the infographic below from The Zebra.
There’s nearly an even split in the U.S. between houses that run on electricity or natural gas, and some use a combination of both. While electricity production currently isn’t 100% clean, many local governments are introducing electricity options where you can buy electricity from renewable sources. There’s still a long way to go before the electric grid is completely clean but proponents for electrification say that you shouldn’t wait for a full transformation.
It’s important to remember that the best way to help the environment is by consuming less energy — no matter what source it comes from.
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Hola! Gracias por visitar y por tu interés de cuidar al planeta empezando con pequeños pasos cómo reducir tu basura y reutilizar materiales del diario.
En ésta publicación te mostraremos paso a paso algunas ideas para reutilizar las bolsas de papitas (tuyas o de tus hijos). Si quieres ver más ideas para reutilizar otros materiales, dale click aquí y explora nuestra sección de Reuso para inspirarte con muchas imágenes, ideas y tutoriales. Ponemos unos ejemplos al final de éste compendio de ideas 😉
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