Leave Mobile Phones Off Landfills

Each year we Brits upgrade more than 20 million old mobile phones (some as new as a few months old!). In theory, that’s 20 million handsets annually winging their way to your local landfill for a dull thousand years or so spent degrading and decaying. Well, we assume that’s what they do. We quite simply don’t know how long it takes for materials like plastic…

Eco Friendly Solutions to Electrical Waste

The toaster exploded, your old mobile phones finally gave up the ghost, the washing machine just... stopped, and the ancient electric room heater has just about packed in. We live in a fairly disposable world, but it can’t stay this way for ever. Badly disposed-of e-waste can cause such environmental damage as widespread abandonment of hazardous chemicals, the loss of valuable resources (rare, valuable metals…

Small Phones, Big Problem

These days you are hard pushed to avoid all the warnings we receive through the media about the state of the planet and the ways in which humans are harming it. Whether it be flooding in Pakistan, droughts in Australia or melting polar ice caps, there is always something in the news to remind us of the impact of global warming. Indeed, some claim that…

Be Kind to Your Wallet and the Planet

As a consumer, you will experience numerous pressures to behave in certain ways. For example, adverts are constantly telling you to purchase new products and services. In addition, you will no doubt be aware of the need to change certain aspects of your lifestyle in order to become more eco-friendly. Another priority you may have is to keep your spending down and maximise your income…

A Better Alternative to Car Boot Sales?

You may be looking to clear out your property and get rid of any unnecessary items. This might be because you are moving house, because you are redecorating or simply as a means of achieving a new start. Whatever the reason, the process can seem daunting and it can take a lot of effort. One popular way of flogging products that are no longer needed…

Big Step in Reducing Carbon Footprint

Sony Ericsson has agreed to the European Commission’s request, and will soon be changing to a universal phone charger. It is a surprising about face for the Swedish company that joined with Japanese electronics giant Sony in 2001. Previously they had always been resolute about keeping their own design for a mobile charger, but the pressure from the European Commission to reduce the waste has…