Electronics is becoming one of the fastest-growing solid waste streams in the world. As devices become more accessible and affordable, more and more of these items go into landfills. Technology aims to make lives easier. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to live more efficiently, but the detrimental environmental effects of consuming electronics at a rapid rate can no longer be ignored.
What’s worse, electronic waste or e-waste has become more rampant in recent years. In a bid to find solutions for frequently replaced electronics, consumers are looking for measures to safely recycle their old gadgets.
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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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The whole zero waste movement is a relatively new phenomenon but it’s one that is greatly welcomed. As citizens of our planet, it is fundamental that we understand that our behaviours every single day can have repercussions for the environment. If we take control and even try to amend our ways one step at a time eg ditch the disposable coffee cups, it can make a difference especially for the future and for our kids.
The guys in EZ Living Interiors have put together this infographic below outlining everything you need to know about Zero Waste Homes and how to achieve same. It also outlines the reasons why someone should strive for a zero waste home; it explains the hierarchy of a zero waste home; it details the 5 R’s of zero waste and it also focuses on 5 actionable ways to reduce waste. Check out the full infographic below.
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Whether you’re moving office, refurbishing or downsizing, proper disposal of furniture and IT equipment is an absolute must for modern businesses. Not only do customers expect companies to demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility, but failing to do so could result in a fine or prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act.
When undergoing a disposal project, the government expects business to follow the waste management hierarchy, which prioritises how furniture and IT is disposed:
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Whether it’s a mattress, an old appliance or construction debris, when you’ve got something you need to trash, it’s not always as easy as throwing it in the weekly pickup. Large items need special care in order to be taken away — and, more than that, they need intentionality in their disposal if you want to minimise their resulting impact on the environment. That means, when you want to dispose of something but don’t know how to do it, you need a basic understanding of where and how to get rid of goods.
Is it possible to dispose of goods without contributing to the 220 annual tons of waste generated in the United States? What do you do with items that won’t fit into regular trash pickup? The answer to these questions lies within the field of waste management.
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