Recycling the World
In 2005 we saw a more innovation in the recycling field and more ways to
recycle some of what we throw away. Whether you are an old pro at
recycling, or you are just trying to learn about ways that you can
implement it in your own life, there is an abundance of information
available out there for people like you, who care enough about the
environment to do things that will make a difference for the better.
Most people will do their part when recycling programs are available,
but unless they know that the programs exist how can they participate.
Over 500 million cell phones may be sitting forgotten in sock drawers
and under beds, leaking harmful chemicals and wasting away because
people are not using the many cell phone recycling and donation programs
available. In fact, the top cell phone recycling companies as a whole
claim that they have recycled only about $20 million dollars worth of
retired cell phones in the first ten months of 2005. According to data
collected from cell phone recycling web sites, the average value of a
cell phone retired in the last 18 months is well over $10.
First and foremost, ask the company that you are purchasing from if they
have a cell phone recycling plan. If any of the PC recycling resource
addresses above are invalid by the time you’re using this list, start at
the home page of the website and look for links related to asset
management, disposal or recycling. As a result of the Battery Act,
manufacturers are required to label all batteries with information about
proper disposal and also recycling information.
The RBRC is the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, which is a
non-profit organization that provides information and services to
companies and individuals about recycling rechargeable batteries. The
United States Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) was set
up in 1994 as a non-profit, public service organization to help and
promote the recycling of portable rechargeable batteries such as Nickel
Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and
Small Sealed Lead. One of the neatest recycling public relations
programs I think I ever saw was promoting a recycling program in
Ventura, California, where those who threw away unusual items would list
them in a newsletter which would go out in a local paper to all the
corporations and concerned citizens. I believe it mow is emailed to
Properly implemented recycling is the safest for computer waste. Pickup
and recycling by a proper recycling company for computer monitor
disposal or recycling is one of the best methods. Recycler pick up is a
much better method to recycle the monitor, as it provides a solution for
the landfill issues regarding the computer monitor disposal which has
become a huge problem in the last 5 years. Dell computers has a very
extensive computer recycling program that is free!
The most commonly followed waste management systems involve collection
and disposal of waste, the commonest way of disposal being landfills and
incinerators. Landfills are the most common practice in many countries
as it is a relatively inexpensive method of disposing of waste
Although in the original idea collecting and recycling space junk seems
smart, we will have to check that against the ROI, but also we must
collect the space junk anyway? Yet as we make more and more things out
of recycled material we will need to have a larger recycling program.
construction industry is about the simplest thing in the world to make another product
for. Lumber and other products from recycled plastics is becoming
more and more popular, as more and more applications are found.
Generally most people believe in recycling programs, but they need to
see that the program is actually doing some good and feel like they are
part of something larger than themselves.
What I am trying to point out is there is really good money in recycling
and it is a good way to make a few extra bucks for yourself. You
can even simply get
your exercise in the park by collecting bottles and cans in a couple of
giant zip tie trash bags. You can make a little extra money while
you do it. Some
cities have started schemes to impart "ownership" of a recycling center
to the local community in which it is located.
In a perfect world we would be using and re-using everything we use or
are exposed to in our daily lives. However, not every type of waste can
be recycled and this is perhaps one of the downsides of recycling as a
complete waste management policy. The first and most apparent merit of
recycling is that it leaves us with reduced waste to worry about, as all
waste material that can be recycled is passed through the industrial
process again, leaving only waste that cannot be recycled for disposal.
WM8C, December 3rd, 2006. Not for use without
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