In 2010, the United States disposed of some 2,439,000 tons of waste generated from electronic devices. 649,000 of these tons were recycled, while an astounding 1,790,000 were thrown in landfills or incinerated. These disused electronics have come to be referred to colloquially as “E-Waste.” Learn more about this topic in the following infographic by MetroFax Blog.
Electronic waste is a growing problem in the UK and throughout the world. The precious metals and toxic materials inside cell phones must be handled properly. It is important for cell phone users to dispose of and recycle their devices responsibly and ethically.Learn more about these issues in the following infographic from Mobiles2Money.
It’s no secret that construction projects produce a lot of waste. If your firm practices smart waste management, you can recycle asphalt, concrete, plastics, glass, and much more. This infographic from Rent Dumpsters has more information about recycling and its benefits.
The amount of lumber used to build homes in the U.S. each year could stretch around the circumference of the Earth 120 times. If construction companies start to recycle materials like lumber, we can drastically reduce our country’s waste production. This waste management and recycling infographic from RentDumpsters.com shows you more.
With the growing concern of expendable resources, interest in recycling equipment is at an all-time high. This infographic, from CP Manufacturing tells a great story of recycling, beginning with countries with the best recycling rates. Explore the top 10 greenest US & Canadian cities and other eye opening facts.