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.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than to participate in the "Canopy Project". We don't need to be wealthy or even well-off to make a difference. The only thing needed is for you to care; care about the environment around you, care about the ground you walk on and the air you breath. An excerpt from www.earthday.org: "As part of its mission to protect natural lands and preserve the environment for all people, Earth Day Network developed The Canopy Project. Rather than focusing on large scale forestry, The Canopy Project plants trees that help communities - especially the world's impoverished communities - sustain themselves and their local economies. Trees reverse the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy and income, helping communities to achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. Trees also filter the air and help stave off the effects of climate change. "
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