The amount of waste we produce each year is steadily increasing with predictions that the worlds cities will produce 2.2bn tonnes of waste by 2025. Not only is the amount of waste increasing but we are running out of ways to dispose of it. Therefore we are now having to become inventive in terms of recycling. Here are a few unusual ideas…
Nappies into plastic benches.
Many organisations worldwide are committed to turning used nappies and sanitary products into items such as plastic benches and bottle tops. One of these companies focuses on aromatics – the raw materials used by the chemical industry. Currently these are often produced from fossil sources creating CO2 emissions. By swapping these with the wood fibre from nappies and sanitary products, the CO2 emissions can be cut down and a product that is usually sent to landfill is recycled.
Bread into beer
Due to the fact that bread goes stale very quickly it is one of the most discarded foods. Environmental campaigner Tristram Stuart is turning leftover bread into beer. His firm use the heel end of loaves as components in the beer.
Smartphones into more smartphones
Only a fraction of unwanted electronics are recycled producing millions of tonnes of e-waste. Electronics are a valuable income stream for urban mining, extracting precious metals for recycling including making more electronics.
RecycleIT4U offer a fast, efficient and friendly service to help recycle your unwanted electrical goods with a simple automated collection system. To book a collection you can either use our online form or you can speak to us direct during our normal office hours. Our collection booking telephone number is 01952 580814.
We will collect redundant PCs, laptops, monitors, servers, network products, printers, EPOS, Scanners, UPS, cabling, AV equipment, projectors, telephones, mobiles and fax machines using our own vehicles at an agreed date and time.
An official WEEE disposal certificate will be issued, quoting serial number, asset tag and description of all the items collected.
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