Imagine a 75,000 square foot greenhouse on the top of a building in a cold city like Chicago!
Is the concept of roads made of plastic realistic? It seems like a cool idea as we could have a new way of creating roads while also recycling tons of plastic waste.
Well, this concept was introduced last July to much fanfare, but we haven’t seen any articles about it since.
We’ll see . . .
Humans waste more than 1.4 billion tons of food annually. That’s a stunning number.
A new study explains how all of this ridiculous waste contributes to climate change.
We should be focusing being more efficient about using surplus food, not just to feed the hungry, but to cut down on the unnecessary production of food.
Here’s an excellent interview with Tony Fadell of Nest where he discussed the ways Nest can help consumers save energy. Even more interesting is how Nest is being paid by electric power companies to help smooth out power spikes.
Kevin Rose does an excellent job with the interview and it’s worth checking out. They discuss a wide variety of topics including outsourcing to China, Kickstarter and other challenges facing hardware startups. You can follow Fadell on Twitter here.
Did you know that each year, between 20 to 50 million tons of electrical waste is disposed of across the world?
E-waste is becoming one of the fastest expanding waste networks in this day and age, which is where WEEE recycling comes in.
What is WEEE recycling?
WEEE stands for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment and it was a directive set up to deal with and reduce the amount of electrical products and equipment that end up as waste.
How do I know if I am an EEE business?
If you operate within the UK and are any of the following, you will be classed as an EEE producer business and will need to comply with the scheme:
• Importer of electronic and electrical equipment
Retailers who stock and sell electrical goods will be classed as distributors under the act and will need to follow specific guidelines.
What does it mean for my business
As a producer of electrical products, you have a responsibility to follow the regulations set out no matter the size of your organisation.
Regulations are set up now to ensure the waste is dealt with in the correct manner and will not harm the environment, this means a change for businesses in terms of procedures, processes as well as culture. However, this legislation will ultimately help to make businesses become greener to reduce their EEE waste.
If you feel your business falls within these categories, please visit the environmental agency online for further information on this legislation.
This post has been contributed by Enviro Waste, a leading rubbish removal company who is putting the environment at the heart of its activities.