e waste and recycling
In line with the changing business environment the Apple iPod recycle program is just one of many now available from large retailers around the world. The ability to recycle your Apple iPod by taking it in-store can often lead to a significant reduction on future purchases. There are also other various Apple recycling programs taking in old PCs, mobile phones and other electronic equipment which is readily available and popular around the world.
When you consider the amount of electronic equipment each and every one of us will have thrown out over the years there is the potential to not only do your bit for the environment but also save yourself money on future purchases. Over the last few months we have seen introduction of a car scrappage scheme, which many believe saved a number of car manufacturers and car retailers from going under, and this has only been one of many recycling schemes introduced to the UK.
In time it is likely that the vast majority of old equipment and waste in the UK will be recyclable and in some cases there may be some financial benefits for those who go out of their away to do their bit for the environment.
CD/DVD Recycling Facts
Once at a landfill, CDs and DVDs can release Bisphenol A which can cause health implications, as shown recently in the news.
To manufacture a pound of plastic (30 CDs per pound), it requires 300 cubic feet of natural gas, 2 cups of crude oil and 24 gallons of water.
It is estimated that AOL alone has distributed more than 2 billion CDs. That is the natural gas equivalent of heating 200,000 homes for 1 year.
It is estimated that it will take over 1 million years for a CD to completely decompose in a landfill.