things to rethink before buying a new one
After 25 years of good service it was time recycle an old refrigerator.
The refrigerator came into my client’s home as a 2nd hand unit, so we think it serviced them well. Dumping e waste to landfill is not on, apart from that illegal and a waste of resources. Let’s not even go there with fly tipping and dumping on the roadside for others to deal with, or dropping it off a bridge in Spain!!
Did you know you can recycle your mobile phone?
Mobile phone technology is changing so quickly, with new innovative ‘must have’ mobiles being released, it seems, just when you thought you had the latest ‘you beaut’ up to date model!
It’s estimated there is currently over 23 million unused and unwanted mobile phones laying dormant in Australian homes. That’s aprox. 2,200 tonnes of metal, minerals, plastic and glass that can and should be recycled.
The not-for-profit government accredited mobile phone recycling program who’s mission is simply to keep mobile phones out of landfill and therefore avoid future greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, protect the environment and conserve scarce natural resources.
What is e waste?
It’s a good question and very easy to explain; think of electrical items such as TV’s, computers, mobile phones and laptops, generally things that come out of our office, not the kitchen or the bathroom.
With Business Clean Up Day coming up on the 28th February in Australia, we thought it was a great time to tell you about e waste and how we can rethink, recycle and reduce items like this being dumped on the side of the road.
Did you know
In 2007-08 3.17 million new televisions and computer products were sold in Australia, and 16.8 million units reached the end of their life that year?
Did you know that 84% were disposed of to landfill?
Did you know in Australia we have 8 000 000 000 mobile phones cluttering out cupboards!
We can not change what happened in the past but we can rethink our future