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An available, efficient repair infrastructure could contribute significantly to a reduced waste stream: why toss and replace when you can fix it? Right? Unfortunately, not only have we gotten out of that mindset (because of cheaply available products often made under less-than-ideal conditions), but, in many cases, we’re prevented from repairing products by manufacturers. Really? If […]
Want to save energy, materials, water, and money? Create a more sustainable workplace by implementing some of these ideas.
The e-waste stream is growing: what are the costs and opportunities created by the increasing amount of electronic waste we create?
What does it cost you to dispose of your company’s old electronics irresponsibly? More than you might think… This week’s Waste Biz.
Get frustrated figuring out which cord goes where? Here’s a project that shows you how to upcycle plastic bread tags into a cord organizer system.
The Arduino electronics platform allows you take junk you’ve got laying around, and turn it into cool, and often useful, tools and machines.
Have you also lost your enthusiasm for Earth Hour, the set time where we all turn off the lights? Maybe it’s time to refocus this occasion.
Consumer electronics create massive amounts of waste… and massive opportunities for recycling. Much of the e-waste slated for recycling, however, gets dumped in developing countries where poor safety practices create health threats for workers and community members. Couldn’t all of this usable waste serve the creation of safe, meaningful jobs? DISH thinks so, and has announced a partnership that will create jobs for workers with challenges finding and keeping employment.
Buying second-hand products as a means to saving money and resources is kind of a no-brainer: gently used items will always cost you less, and you’re making more efficient use of the materials and energy that went into creating them. Taking your thrift shopping online expands the possibilities of finding just the right thing…
You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips.
Got hundreds or thousands of LEGO bricks lying around, and thinking about trashing them? Don’t – you can make useful items with those “toys.” Here are ten ways that others have upcycled LEGO bricks.
Got an old computer keyboard you’re thinking about tossing? Don’t – there’s upcycling potential there!