This infographic demonstrates some of the reasons we hoard, how it affects us and why we should declutter. There are also some handy tips on how best to organize.
Electronic waste, also known as E-waste, has become a significant problem for our planet. It includes consumer electronics like computers, cell phones, and fax machines. These items contain toxins like lead, cadmium, and mercury that leach into soil and drinking water. Fortunately, there has been significant attention paid to the issue of E-waste and the best ways we can reduce it. DIY projects using pieces that would otherwise end up in a landfill has long been a popular and practical craft concept. The uses of E-waste in creating exciting art and interesting crafts are practically endless.
Take a look at the infographic Metrofax Blog created below.
Lately we have been struggling to take the “right” decisions. This year we started, together as a couple, the commitment to reduce our plastic consumption as much as we can, but to reduce food waste as well. These last two weeks we noticed the trouble of taking decisions because, apparently, we haven’t got the perfect way to achieve both goals at the same time in some cases. I’ll explain this:
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Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.
Remember back in October we shared the Just Eat It documentary about food waste? One fellow blogger (Nadine from Zero Journey) let us know they were the creators of this docu about consumerism and waste (which I hadn’t seen it back then). So, highly recommended if you are starting a zero-waste journey!
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Infographic by CustomMade
“My greatest skill in life has been to want but little.”
– Henry David Thoreau, Walden
In today’s world, the average individual is likely to have more stuff than at any previous time in history. It can be difficult, in a society focused on conspicuous consumption, to follow the siren song of simplicity. But a growing movement known as minimalism shows us that living well with less isn’t just possible—it can be highly rewarding.
Want to save money and the planet at the same time? Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, gives us some tips. (Hint: Buy less stuff.)