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E-Waste

E-Waste is an informal name for electronic products nearing or at the end of their “useful life”. Common electronic products are televisions, computers, laptops, stereos, mobile phones, copiers and fax machines. Mostly e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices.
Computer equipment contributes to the rapidly expanding stream of UK waste. Computers comprises of monitors, hard drives, printers and circuit boards. Due to these containing toxic substances, they should never be thrown out with household rubbish. A single computer can contain up to 2kg of lead making them difficult to recycle.
A lot of e-waste ends up in the developing world causing a great deal of concern about the pollution caused by hazardous chemicals and heavy metals.

Here are a few cold hard facts about e-waste:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculates that over 60 million metric tons of electronic waste enters various landfills each year with.80% of electronic products are still going to l…

Why Should You Recycle?

There are many reasons as to why people don’t recycle, here are just a few. Maybe you’ve had the same or even similar thoughts and can relate?

“It’s too hard to do.” – Having to separate paper from plastic, glass and metal requires too much effort.“Recycling doesn’t actually make any difference.” – I never see the benefits of recycling so why bother?“I don’t have the space for all these separate containers”. My flat is small enough as it is, I don’t need more stuff.
Recycling actually requires minimal effort. People often get it into their minds that they must follow the “rules” of recycling and get it all done straightaway every day.
This is not strictly true. Anything you do to contribute to recycling, big or small makes a difference.
Popping that newspaper you’ve finished reading into the recycling bag provided by your council takes the same amount of time as when you put it in the bin. The same goes for plastic, glass and any other recyclable materials.

If you don’t have enough spac…