Most households in Australia now have at least one computer and with the lifespan of a personal computer ranging from 2-5 years that is a significant amount of waste. After six years it was finally time to upgrade my laptop, so its time to see what can be done with the old one, which still works, albeit slowly. So it seems there are now more options for reuse and recycling of computers, so what are they?
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I often get asked about eco-friendly cleaning and green cleaning products. Cleaning to me is a necessary evil. I don’t like doing it but I like having a clean house so I haven’t paid much attention to cleaning products and generally grab one with ‘green’ or ‘eco’ in the name without getting into the nitty gritty of whats in it or how it stacks up against the typical cleaning products.
It’s a wonder how we managed to stay in touch before mobile phones. Now just about everybody has one, and usually at least another one or two old ones stashed in a drawer somewhere. It is estimated that there are 14.3 million unused handsets being stored in homes or at work (AMTA 2008), and with most people buying new phones every 12-24 months this number is set to increase. These old mobiles contain polluting materials as well as a goldmine of recyclable materials which can be transformed into jewellery, saucepans and even traffic cones. Digging out old mobiles and handing them in for recycling is becoming easier and easier, here’s how.
For the majority of us, who haven’t won the lottery, a significant portion of our lives will be spent working. Whether we work at home, on the road, in a workshop, office or factory there are a various ways that our activities have an impact on the environment. No two workplaces are the same. However there are some activities that are required in all jobs. Here are a few easy things that can be done to go green at work.