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Like me, you've probably been watching the coverage of the earthquake in Haiti with a big knot in your stomach and maybe you've already donated $10 by texting HAITI to 90999, but if you want to do more (and help out the environment while you're at it), there's an easy way to do so.

ReCellular has launched a disaster relief program for the victims of the earthquake called "Phones for Haiti." All proceeds from donated phones will go straight to the American Red Cross for their work in the country.

If you're like most people you have an old cell phone lying around somewhere and this is a great way to donate to those in need and keep your electronic waste out of a landfill at the same time.  ReCellular refurbishes the donated phones and then sells them to people in developing countries.  Some phone models like Blackberries or iPhones could contribute up to buy cheapest cialis $100 to the Red Cross.

ReCellular also accepts your old chargers, batteries and other accessories and the shipping is free.  Click here to get started.

via Inhabitat


Finally! A Recycling Plant for Dirty Diapers

As a new mom and buy levitra online usa an ecogeek, I know that choosing a diapering method is a huge issue.  Disposable diapers clog landfills for hundreds of years.  There are alternatives to disposables, of course, but they have their drawbacks.  Cloth diapers require extra water and electricity for laundering and the couple of biodegradable options don't quite perform as well and are hard to find at local supermarkets.  This leads to an overwhelming majority of parents choosing disposables and approximately 27.4 billion diapers making their way to American landfills every year.

Enter one of the more exciting stories I've come across in a while.  Companies Versus Energy and Knowaste are partnering up to build a diaper recycling plant in the UK.  Not only will the click here buy prescription cialis without diapers collected stay out of landfills, but the plant will actually run on the organic matter contained in them.

The diapers will be shredded, washed, sanitized and separated into organic material and cialis prescription online reusable paper pulp and plastic that may find new life as roof tiles, shoe insoles, wallpaper, industrial thickeners or many other potential uses.  The water used in the process will be treated and reused.

The plant will open in May 2010 in Birmingham and is the first of five planned for the UK.  The diapers will be collected from nurseries, nursing homes and hospitals.  My fingers are crossed that the U.S. will follow soon.

via Triple Pundit


Recycling Your Cell Phone Just Got Easier

While some cell phone companies are introducing convenient ways for you to recycle your phone once you're done with it, a new start-up is 100mg viagra making it just plain simple.  EcoATM will be deploying kiosks at retailers around the country where you can drop off your old phone, have its value assessed and immediately get an in-store trade-up coupon or gift card.

The first of these kiosks has been stationed at the Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha for the last year.  After great success with that one kiosk, the company is going install the e-cycler at wireless and big box stores in San Diego, Washington state and Vermont in the next couple of months.  By the second quarter of next year, the kiosks will be popping up around the country and the machines will soon be able to accept other gadgets like MP3 players, cameras and laptops.

The EcoATMs have cameras that can detect damage to purchase viagra online no prescription the phone and then come up with its value.  If the phone is worth nothing, you can still choose to have it recycled and receive a free waterproof phone case and, for every phone recycled, the company plants a tree.  The machine will also recycle your used batteries.

The company makes it beneficial to the retailers by installing the buy cheap ultram online no prescription machines at no cost and making the payments redeemable in-store, increasing their sales.  It also allows them to apply donations from the machine to their favorite charity.

via CNET


New Life for Plastic as Fuel

A new company in Washington, DC, Envion, believes they've come up with a way to efficiently convert waste plastic into fuel by using carefully-controlled infra-red energy.  The $5-million plant was unveiled this morning.

The process that Envion has created is still tightly under wraps, but the plant includes a chemical reactor with internal agitators for mixing the liquid and heating elements that deliver the necessary infra-red energy.  Since the infra-red energy is easily controlled, the process is very efficient.  The plant is able to convert 82 percent of the waste into fuel and alternative buy viagra the resulting sludge is levitra buy now usable too.

The liquid can be mixed with other components to become gasoline or diesel.  Envion has already signed up one company to use their recycled oil as motor fuel and is negotiating contracts with others.

The plant can process all types of plastic except for #1 PET, which is easily recycled at a better value.  For each ton of waste, the plant can produce three to five barrels of fuel, with each barrel costing about $10 to make.

via Green Inc.


India IT Industry Tackling E-Waste

E-waste has become a scourge in India and other developing nations.  It comes to them in droves from countries like ours and the toxic chemicals contained in our computers and electronics are polluting the water and affecting the we recommend usa levitra health of those that are put in charge of getting rid of it.  India's IT industry has decided that there has to be a better way, so they've joined Greenpeace and other organizations in drafting new rules for the handling and disposal of e-waste.

The group is proposing that the new rules called "E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2008 be added to the country's Environment (Protection) Act of 1986.  The current rules only govern the disposal of industrial waste and lowest cost viagra don't cover e-waste.

The proposed legislation would require electronics producers to extend their responsibility through a product's lifecycle, ensuring its recycling or proper disposal.  The rules also call for a ban on the import of used electronics for recycling and disposal, although the legislation does allow for the import of electronics for charitable purposes.

Without an open invitation to send our used electronics overseas, maybe U.S. companies and consumers would take more responsibility for their safe disposal?

via PC World

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