Producing more trash than any other country in the world, America throws away more than 500 billion pounds of trash per year, with each person throwing a stunning 4.4 pounds of trash away per day. Did you know that 1 plastic bottle takes 700 years to begin composting? Read on to discover more shocking facts in the “10 Reasons Why You’ll be Buried Alive” infographic from KirbyBuilt.
Thinking of throwing out your old cell phone? Maybe you should check it first for the metals embedded in the electronics. This infographic from 911 Metallurgist has more information on ‘urban mining’.
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.
Recycling is an amazing thing, when it works. Unfortunately when it comes to plastic cards there’s a slight problem. Not all plastic gets recycled. Normally only bottles made from PET and HDPE are recycled. Most municipal facilities are simply not capable of recycling other types of plastic. So with plastic cards, the key is to get the printing right.
In the infographic below by Ecologist New, learn some interesting eco home facts. Domestic energy plays an important role in the overall energy consumption. It also holds a major share in the use of energy sources that exist. Starting from wood, kerosene, solid fuel, petroleum and natural gas to electricity, we use different kinds of energy sources to run the many appliances and also to meet the growing energy needs of our home.
In 2010 Robert Dyas, in partnership with Recolight, provided the first ever light bulb recycling service for consumers. Sadly, 60% of householders still dispose of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) in their trash or recycling bins. Discover why this is a bad thing and why recycling CFLs is so important.
As home and business owners become increasingly aware of the benefits of recycled wood products, Viridian Wood Products is often asked about the best places to find quality reclaimed wood. To help answer the question of where our wood is salvaged from – and how it ends up getting made into reclaimed wood flooring, paneling and tabletops – they’ve created the following visualization showing how our reclaiming process works.
The infographic by Cash For iPhones illustrates how millions of iPhones can inflict grave consequences to the environment and provides some suggestions on how to embrace the ‘Green Apple’ approach not only on iPhones but across all similar types of devices.
Being on the cutting edge of the trade show exhibit industry with their eco-friendly green displays, Smash Hit Displays wanted to do some research on the amount of waste that is produced in the trade show display industry and to provide ways to decrease the environmental impact.
Paper or plastic? Remember when your grocery clerks used to ask that question prior to bagging up your groceries? Nowadays, plastic is the norm. In fact, did you know that about 5 trillion plastic bags are produced each and every year? How about the fact that on average a plastic bag is only used for 20 minutes before it is thrown away?
This infographic from Ink Technologies exhibits how printer toner recycling (or our lack thereof) is still a major problem. With more than half a billion toner cartridges estimated to show up in landfill sites this year, please do your part by recycling your printer toner and spreading the word.