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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Posted By: Brad Roderick
Here is a recent story from Fox4KC, announcing that Goodwill stores around the Kansas City will be collecting old electronics in an effort to prevent electronic waste in landfills.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Kansas City area Goodwill stores are collecting old electronics. They’re trying to gather 100 tons of e-waste. They’re looking for items like old computers, printers, t-v’s and more.
The items can be recycled and put to good use as opposed to going into landfills. Often times one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
“This is an initiative, emphasis in the month of April we are continuing it on through the year,” said J. Stuart Hoffman with Goodwill. “Bring e waste items to any of the Goodwills throughout the Kansas City area.”
All of the items donated will be recycled or refurbished through a partnership with Dell. None of the donated items will land up in landfills.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Posted By Brad Roderick:
In honor of Earth Day, the Huffington Post provided a list of Earth Day activities. Here are some of the activities that they highlighted.
Exactly 41 years ago today, the inaugural Earth Day was celebrated with 20 million participants in the United States. Today, April 22, 2011, Earth Day is bigger than ever, with estimates of more than one billion peopleexpected to participate worldwide.
There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved. Earth Day activities range from a picnic to attending an event or sending a text message donation. (And there are plenty more ideas below.)
By choosing to live a green lifestyle, you will not only be improving the environment, but also your health and the well-being of generations to come.
What are you doing this Earth Day? Add your activity to the slideshow below, or tweet it to us using the hashtag #EarthDayFun.
Here is one of the recommendations:
ACT: Text “TREE” to 85944
By texting “TREE” to 85944, supporters will help global tree-planting initiatives in environmentally damaged areas of the world. The text message will be a one-time donation of $5 to fund the planting of five trees.
Donations will be used to plant trees in countries such as Kenya, a nation where forests cover only 2% of the land. According to the campaign, planting new trees can increase biodiversity, reduce atmospheric CO2, and offer economic self-sufficiency for struggling communities.
For more information, visit the Green World Campaign’s website.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Posted By: Brad Roderick
InkCycle, the producers of grenk, the green line of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges is celebrating Earth Day with a giveaway.
The first 10 people to complete the steps below will receive a complimentary grenk inkjet cartridge for their inkjet printer, organic t-shirt and a pen and notebook set. Not all printers are compatible.
Grenk is a line of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges designed to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. Powered by InkCycle, grenk delivers brand name quality at a fraction of the cost.
Check us out on Twitter: @GrenkInk
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Posted By: Brad Roderick
Here is an interesting topic that I wanted to repost from Recyld.net. This article brings up the issue of whether electronic waste should be a private or public matter.
Many of the articles I have been posting lately have dealt with a very important question, is our E-waste issue a public or a private problem? When i say public or private i mean, is it the governments job to fix it or is it the free markets job to fix it. I think of all the questions that are asked about the worlds E-waste problem this is one of the most important.
When it comes to the private sector, i think there are many advantages that it will have over the public sector. First of all, the private sector allows the consumer to have a lot of control. One of the most amazing things about the free market system is that it will allow consumers to decide how, when, and where they want to recycle their electronics. I feel that more and more people are growing concerned about the hazardous effects their old electronics may have on the environment and this will drive them to pursue options for recycling them.
On the other end of the spectrum we have the public sector. One of the greatest effects that the government can have on the E-waste issue is its legislation. Many states have passed legislation making it illegal to dispose of E-waste improperly. I think another main role the government will play in the world of E-waste is in the regulation of corporate waste. The government will be able to regulate how corporations dispose of their E-waste and make sure they do it in a responsible way.
I think both the public and private sectors will play very important roles in the future of E-waste. The question that still remains is if they will be able to work productively together.