Not sure what to do with your broken keyboard? Have an old purse? C’mon
boys girls I know you do. Get some hot glue and boom. You are the newest fashion trend all the Kardashians want to be.
- In 2009, discarded TVs, computers, peripherals (including printers, scanners, fax machines) mice, keyboards, and cell phones totaled about 2.37 million short tons.
- E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste.
- 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.
- Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.
- A large number of what is labeled as “e-waste” is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.
- Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
- For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered.
- Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
- E-waste is still the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America, according to the EPA.
- It takes 530 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
- Electronic items that are considered to be hazardous include, but are not limited to: Televisions and computer monitors that contain cathode ray tubes, LCD desktop monitors, LCD televisions, Plasma televisions, Portable DVD players with LCD screens.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Beverly Hills, CA -February 12, 2015- Each year nearly a million suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%! This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind of emergency supplies. Future implementations will also serve other use cases such as drowning, diabetes, respiratory issues and traumas. [play video]
“Psst, hey buddy can you spare a floppy disk?”- Homeless monitor
It’s hard to be living on the streets. Please give your homeless ewaste to GREENspot DROPoff at any of our convenient DROPoff locations.
Shed some light onto your little trick or treat-ers. This Solar-Powered LED Flashlight might come in handy!
This flashlight is always ready – and never needs batteries. A state-of-the-art solar panel will continuously charge the built-in battery, whether it’s in the sun or under a lamp in your living room. A charge of eight hours provides up to 12 hours of light, and the battery holds a charge for over three years. Waterproof to 80 feet and floats in water. From LLBean.com
UPDATE: Link to the LLBean.com coupon page: http://verified.codes/LL-Bean
There are great deals happening with the holidays creeping (pun intended) up on us – after all, who doesn’t love to save?