ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!
We can all find something that is easy or accessible that can contribute to the effort of Reducing your Carbon footprint to save the planet. Stop by periodically as I will provide tips and tricks for your household and lifestyle.
How Do You Dispose Your Dinosaur or Unwanted Electronics
In the year 2010, the typical American family spent an
average of $1179.00 per month on electrical equipment.
With that statistic in mind, I can’t help but wonder
where our “dinosaur” electronics are ending up.
Since a personal computer will not biodegrade or decompose - the Earth
is becoming littered with electronics.
Not only computers but telephones, mp3 players, voice recorders,
televisions, etc. are included in the “electronics” title.
How do you dispose of your
The earth’s soil littered with these potentially
hazardous items - is not a safe or productive means of disposal and can wreak
havoc on our ecosystem.
The average desktop pc can have metals including but
not limited to; aluminum, antimony, arsenic,
barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, iron, lead, manganese, mercury,
palladium, platinum, selenium,
silver, and zinc. Along with these
metals, the pc can contain potentially hazardous engineered plastics.
This brings to
light the need for safe and efficient waste management of these products. As equally important, the need and education
for reusing, recycling and up cycling is a necessity for the average
Some ideas we
can do to cut down on our own electronics waste are;
*refurbish the product
and/or upgrade the components in the product to bring it up-to-date.
*dismantle the item and recycle it’s components which often results in a
financial return (copper, aluminum, gold).
Many creative ways to up cycle your electronics can be found with just a
bit of research, things like turning your old pc into a jukebox/recorder box.
Whether you like your eggs scrambled or poached, nearly everyone has a carton of eggs in their refrigerator. Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Eggs super charge your immune system and fight off all the nasty bugs you come in contact with. Eggs increase your visual distance potential and help prevent some eye disorders. Eggs are thought to reduce the risk of Breast Cancer, improve hair and nail growth & regulate brain functioning. So, eat up the eggs and if you are watching your fat intake, just eat
the egg whites with a small taste of the yolk as the yolk carries most
of the fat.