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E-Hazards: Manifest Tragedy [Infographic]

E-Hazards: Manifest Tragedy [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

As technology continues to progress and the lifespan of consumer electronics continues to shorten, there is a significant problem that society is left to ponder: e-waste. The steady influx of new technologies being adopted by more people presents the growing challenge of what to do with the old electronics.

When these electronics end up in landfills and are improperly recycled, they jeopardize the well-being of the individuals involved and of the environment around them. It would be naïve to think the problems caused by these obsolete electronics stop with the country producing the waste or that it is a contained problem.


This infographic explores the shrinking product cycles of electronic devices, the mounting challenge of hazardous e-waste, and how various governments, schools and professionals are becoming involved.

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Vehicle take back | Infographic

Vehicle take back | Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

At the vehicletakeback.co.uk they will collect and recycle your scrap cars in accordance with the end of vehicle life directive.

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Go Green! Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic

Go Green!  Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Wood, plastic, paper, rock, and metal are commonly thrown away after a construction project. If they were recycled, though, they could make mulch, fuel, furniture, toilet paper, newspapers, and even roofs.


Check out this infographic from a waste management company in New Jersey to learn more...

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[infographic] Recycling Guide and Green Facts

[infographic] Recycling Guide and Green Facts | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic gives some great information about recycling. It includes facts about the different materials that can be recycled, what Americans throw away, as well as the top 10 greenest states in the US, of which Vermont tops the list...

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Reuse, Reduce and Relocate: minimize your environmental impact... [Infographic]

Reuse, Reduce and Relocate: minimize your environmental impact... [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Although 'moving season' — mid-May through mid-Sept. — is behind us, the folks at MyMove.com have some thoughts on how to haul all of your worldly possessions from points A to B with minimal eco-impact.

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Infographic: How many tons of waste goes to landfills in Britain..?

Infographic: How many tons of waste goes to landfills in Britain..? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Britain is beginning to do its bit when it comes to the environment but there are still millions of tonnes of waste being dumped here every year... 

Mat Crocker, head of illegals and waste at the Environment Agency, said: ‘We can’t keep putting waste in the ground indefinitely because there is limited capacity left in England and Wales. 

‘But the good news is that we are taking recycling and reusing more seriously.’

He said more than 40 per cent of household waste was recycled in England last year, compared to just 11 per cent ten years ago. ‘Increased recycling means that the amount of waste we send to landfill has been reduced by nearly half over the past decade,’ he added...

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Go Green When Moving By Reusing, Reducing, And Recycling – Infographic

Go Green When Moving By Reusing, Reducing, And Recycling – Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

From data from the U.S. Census, the average American will end up moving 11 times in his or her lifetime. Each time someone moves, it has a negative effect on the environment. Fortunately, the damage you do depends on the distance you travel when moving. We learn from this infographic:
1. 50% of Americans move a short distance, less than 10 miles
2. 24% of Americans move a medium distance, which is less than 50 miles
3. 26% of Americans do the long haul, and move long distances (more than 50 miles)
In order to best make your move green, you can start by choosing plastic containers over cardboard boxes. A typical plastic container can be used an average of 400 times, while a cardboard box gets used on average 2.5 times. It takes an astounding 90% less energy to recycling one pound of plastic than to recycle one pound of cardboard or paper...

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The Cold, Hard Truth About Recycling Steel - Earth911.com

The Cold, Hard Truth About Recycling Steel - Earth911.com | green infographics | Scoop.it
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.

We’ve come across quite a few creative uses of unconventional materials lately, from shipping containers made of mushrooms to bow ties made of soda cans, computer parts and pills. But when it comes to producing automobiles, large buildings and machinery, steel is still king.

According to steel building site BuildingsGuide.com, the material also has some built-in advantages when it comes to recycling.

Because steel is a metal, it can be separated from a muddled single-stream of recyclables by using magnets. It’s also considerably less finicky than plastics, according to the site, in that steel doesn’t need to be separated by color or size before it’s recycled can all be melted down at once.

And, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute, technological advances have seen the energy intensity needed to produce a ton of steel drop by 27 percent since 1990, helping in part to make steel the world’s most recycled material...

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Students’ Environmental Impact Infographic

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A marketing campaign for online higher learning courses, this infographic attempts to demonstrate students’ environmental impact both in terms of the amount of paper they use and the fuel required to travel to classes. The facts may be true, but can’t help thinking students aren’t really the ones to blame for damaging the environment...

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Recycling: the Good, the Better, the Best

Recycling: the Good, the Better, the Best | green infographics | Scoop.it

Do you recycle?

If you compost your old foods, then take all your recycled items like paper, glass, some plastics, aluminum out of the picture, what you have in the end is actually very little trash at all.

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Where Do Phone Books Come From and Where Do They End Up?

Where Do Phone Books Come From and Where Do They End Up? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wonder about the journey your phone book has taken to arrive at your door, or what happens once it it’s recycled?


Check out the green practices employed by Dex for its directories before and after delivery. Not someone who uses phone books? Just visit the National Yellow Pages consumer choice opt-out site and opt out of receiving them, or customize your delivery options so that you only get the books you want.

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America’s E-Waste Problem – Infographic

America’s E-Waste Problem – Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

'Following up on an e-Waste post from awhile back, we thought we would put together an infographic about the state of e-Waste in the U.S.  It is a challenging problem for businesses and individuals everywhere, and the issue is much bigger than you may have thought...'


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Hein Holthuizen's comment, April 20, 2013 3:24 AM
thanks for this info
Lance LeTellier's comment, April 24, 2013 3:34 PM
Also, when recycling e-Waste, make sure it is processed in US rather than shipped to third-world countries where it likely sits for years in huge piles where the exposure to the environment causes toxic runoff.
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Infographic: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Infographic: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree | green infographics | Scoop.it

The tinsel is undraped and the ornaments carefully stores away. All that is left is a dry, majestic, 6-foot-tall Douglas Fir in the corner of your living room. Every year, an estimated 30 million of these fragrant, fresh, Christmas trees are sold in the United States, but as much as 10% of them go straight to landfills—never to be recycled.


Learn more about what can you do to keep your Yuletide centerpiece from going to waste while also helping your community...

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The secret life of garbage [Infographic]

The secret life of garbage [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

The world throws away more than 750 million tons of garbage each year, and not all of it ends up where you think...
In fact, the average American produces 10 times his or her body weight in trash each year, and when it comes to disposing it, taking out the trash is just the beginning.


Learn more about the issue, as well related environmental effects and implications, at the link to the complete infographic.

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Sustainable Technology: Our phones are depleting natural resources [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sustainable Technology: Our phones are depleting natural resources [INFOGRAPHIC] | green infographics | Scoop.it
This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet's supply of Rare Earth Elements.

Apple sold a record 5 million iPhones the first weekend the phone was on the market. And unlike in the iPhone’s early days, the latest Apple smartphones are not primarily being purchased by first time owners.

But did you ever stop to think about what happens to all those iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 and 4Ss now deemed out of date? While there are many recycling programs available, most smartphones are not efficiently thrown out.

Apple’s iPhones is far from the only culprit — most every smartphone, hard drive, hybrid car, satellite, MRI machine and GPS, along with dozens of other tech gadgets, are made from Rare Earth Elements.

This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet’s supply of rare earth elements...

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Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends

Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how much trash you create over the course of a year? The amount may surprise you! This infographic to show you the dirty details on just how much garbage is generated and recycled across the globe...

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Infographic: Why Don't Americans Recycle?

Infographic: Why Don't Americans Recycle? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Just half of Americans recycle daily, and 13 percent don't recycle at all.

Most recognize the benefits of recycling, but they're often not sure what can be recycled and find the process inconvenient & time-consuming...

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Infographic: Waste Management Trends

Infographic: Waste Management Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Here’s a great visualization outlining some trends in waste management.
The infographic below hints toward several trends in the industry: a rising need for home cleaning services, an increase in recycling, and how the percentage of recycling can increase or reduce pressure on industry margins.
For example, according to the data below, only 1 in 2 aluminum cans are recycled. This pressures aluminum suppliers to mine for more, and keeps demand for aluminum high. If recycling rates increase, prices may lower. Similarly, if recycling efforts increase, it will affect profits of management companies that handle waste.
If you’re interested in learning more about the waste management industry, we list the 20 largest companies (trading on the U.S. exchanges) below. If you wish to analyze any of the names further, you can click on the stock icons and links to access free tools on Kapitall.com.

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How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year

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Kars4Kids just created an Infographic entitled “How many cars were recycled last year” (below).

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International Coastal Cleanup: 25 years of Debris Collected

International Coastal Cleanup: 25 years of Debris Collected | green infographics | Scoop.it

The debris picked up on just one day each for 25 years  by cleanup volunteers paints a clear picture... we need to rethink the way we live our lives to stop the flow of trash at the source, and reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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