Help me make my apartment self-sufficient and green

Hello,I'm interested in making my apartment greener and more self sufficient than it already is. I want to do this for many reasons, but mostly to see how far I can take this. I'm sure a lot of this will depend on what I can put up with, but i'm looking for some ideas of things to implement. I'll follow Instructables if they exist about it and if they don't, I'll create some to document this.There are some restrictions: I am a renter and I don't own the place. I can make some changes, but I can't cut the walls out or replace appliances. I also can't put anything on the roof or outside of my apartment. I'm also very serious about conserving floorspace in my apartment and not accumulation a lot of junk. I need a bit of space to do my projects and have some sanity in this place (I live in NYC). This means no giant compost piles or what not in my living room.Here's my thoughts on things that I will need to work on:Measuring my consumption of thingsReduce energy useReduce energy wasteProduce some of my own power (Solar? I have a big window)Alternate lighting and heating methods?Making my own food to reduce the amount of waste packagingUsing local ingredientsjoining a CSA (just did that this week actually!)Growing some of my own foodReducing garbage and waste waterReusing things that I canCan you add to the list? Anything that you could help clarify? Anyone interested in taking the challenge with me? Thanks!

Posted by drocko 9 years ago


Clock based dripper tracker for solar applications (panels solar cookers, etc)

I just made an instructable and entered it in the green competition. Way too late of course. the picture shows the generic driver of a battery wall clock. I have adapted one by removing the 2 concentric pipes in the middle that run the minute and second hand to just leave the hour hand driver that i use to drive a "gear" wheel. Anyway, the idea is to do a little dismemberment of clocks, and use the little drive mechanism to control the turning of a solar reflector to continually have the sun focused on what you cook. My current edition of it seems to be working. I believe a simple tracker is sorely needed for solar applications. Once a reliable one comes on the market, you may see new backyard applications popping up. For instance, I cook soil! I stick it in a big black pot, and steam it in my tracking solar cooker for a day. This generally reaches 60 or 70 C (It is a big pot and soil has a low thermal conductivity) which is enough to kill seed eating bugs and weed seeds. I end up with excellent home made seeding soil. Solarization is also possible. Again, a big pot or can, put in all your rotten insect infested fruit, cook for a day, and next year, less bugs on your trees and less sourse of fungal infection. It might even end up as a stage in the processing of compost. Lots of weed roots and seeds survive the compost heat. But they might not do so good after a day at 70 C! Tracking might even be accurate enough to make quicklime! Quicklime is made from limestone CaCO3 that is heated enough to drive off the CO2. You then slake the lime (add water) and it gives off a lot of heat. Heat storage potential? and you have Ca(OH)2 which is the basis for lime plaster. Parabolic dish concentrators can get hot enough to cook limestone. but I do not know the details. There is more of but that will do for now. I hope people try this and prove to the holy free market that simple trackers are needed! Brian White

Posted by gaiatechnician 9 years ago



Chemical Free Cleaning for a Student?

I am trying to eliminate chemicals in my house. Does anyone have a whole-house cleaning regimen that will do this? Right now I like to spray everything with bleach, let it sit, wipe it down.? I'm also trying to change a habit of letting everything collect until I clean it all a month later. I also have a kitty.

Asked by katanabarnett 8 years ago



This device is the opposite of environmentally friendly.

This machine burns energy year round. Is there or is there not another way to compost without a plug?

Posted by A good name 8 years ago


Which one is more environmentally friendly?Pencil or mechanical Pencil?? Answered

And also how both of them are harmful to environment. personally think that it is a pencil which is better

Asked by ARJOON 6 years ago


Helpful tips giving gift christmas and new year are environmentally friendly

Christmas and new year is near. What have you prepared? hmmm … christmas and new year celebrations are usually synonymous with giving gifts to family, friends and people we love. Here are some tips for gift-giving is still ‘green’ in order to maintain sustainability of the planet  more details : tips giving gift christmas and new year are environmentally friendly

Posted by ling-ling lia 6 years ago


Green Living

Hey guys, what are you all doing to live green and lessen your environmental impact?

Posted by irish death1 9 years ago




I would like 5 environmental sensors linked to an Arduino then to my smart phone or an Ipad. Is this possible?

My idea is to have a radiation detector, emf detector, static ion detector, radio wave detector, and temperature gauge going to an Arduino, and it reading all 5 detectors at the same time, giving simultaneous readings of the immediate environment.  The device would give readouts in real time onto my smart phone or an IPAD, recording the data for later reference

Asked by ghostman1029 6 years ago


TARDIS toilets

There is a company in the Uk called Tardis Environmental UK, trading as "Tardishire"They use a red TARDIS image (probably without permission) - imagine your disappointment using one of their toilets? or not?!L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


Soda Bottle Change Purse

Store your change in this recycled plastic bottle change purse.  Throw this environmentally friendly accessory into your bag.  What a great conversation starter!

Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago


greenest possible aquarium?

I was given a 50-ish gallon aquarium and stand, and would like to get it up and running in the most environmentally friendly way possible. I have purchased some gravel already. Help! And thanks!

Asked by fought piranhas 8 years ago


how can I remove a refrigerator's pump in environmentally responsable way?

I have an old refrigerator which still works on CFC's, and I need it's pump. How can I remove it witout releasing the CFC's inside?

Asked by tgferreira184 5 years ago


GoodGuide

GoodGuide is a cool website I discovered via Web 2.0's Launch Pad (which Instructables was a part of in 2006). It ranks various products on Health Performance, Environmental Performance, and Social Performance. See how good or bad your soap is for you, the environment, and the workers who produce it.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


$100,000 prize for environmental design

From EETimes EuropeActual Competition Web page(This hasn't year appeared on the US EETimes web site. Wonder Why?)Electronics engineers, students and academics are being invited to submit designs for aninnovative product that uses electronic components and has a positive impact on theenvironment in the Live Edge competition.The winning entrant will receive a cash prize of $50,000 as well as the support to movethe design towards production. The support package, estimated to be worth an additional$50,000, will include the services of an electronic design consultancy that will develop thedesign to prototype stage, assistance with legal matters and IP registration, marketing andpublicity, as well as Premier Farnell’s help in securing investment funding.

Posted by westfw 11 years ago


Comparative Environmental Friendliness of Internal Combustion and Electric Vehicles

I would like to know which type of vehicle is more environmentally friendly. Electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining in popularity and they are touted as green, but they clearly require more energy and resources in their manufacture due to their battery packs, rare earth metals and electric motors. On the other hand, traditional internal combustion vehicles require fewer resources to manufacture. However, I imagine that it converts fossil fuels to energy less efficiently than electrics because the conversion process is smaller, unlike in large scale power plants (not sure if this is true). Electric === More resources to create (-) Power Plant (Generates energy efficiently?) (+) -> Power Lines (A: energy loss) (-) -> Motion +,-,- Gas === Fewer Resources to create (+) Combustion Motor (Generates energy inefficiently? B: energy loss) (-) -> Motion +,- I'm pretty terrible at explaining this, but is the energy loss at A or B worse when comparing the two systems? For electrics to be viable, it must offset the higher creation cost. Just wondering which one is actually more "green" when you factor in production (disregard cost of transporting fossil fuels to gas stations and power plants).

Posted by crestind 7 years ago


"speaking piano" reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court

A "speaking piano" reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at World Venice Forum 2009. Austrian composer Peter Ablinger transferred the frequency spectrom of the childs voice to his computer controlled mechanical piano. (translated from German) Peter Ablinger: I break down this phonography, meaning a recording of something the voice, in this case -, in individual pixels, one can say. And if I have the possibility of a rendering in a fairly high resolution (and that I only get with a mechanical piano), then I in fact restore some kind of continuity. Therefore, with a little practice, or help or subtitling, we actually can hear a human voice in a piano sound. link: youtube

Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago


Saul Griffith: Lofty ideas from inventor with eco ideals

Inventor Saul Griffith sits down with CNN to discuss the environmental crisis, autonomous electricity generating kites and what inspires him.I don't think this has already been posted...unless this is much older than I thought...Via CNN

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


what is principle and working of bio fuel cell? ?

I am Environmental science student.And i have to make seminar on "principle and working of bio fuel cell".I don't have any knowledge about this.please tell me what i should add in my presentation and suggest me some sites.

Asked by joshihelly 6 years ago


Monsterbike is a serious bicycle

This video from YouTube user wautur shows off the Monsterbike, a brutal penny-farthing with what looks like a tractor wheel in front. According to his profile, wautur is in the Netherlands, but there's no other info on this one, sadly. Skip to 1:30 to see the bike in action. Related: Crush All Those Who Stand Before You, The Environmentally Friendly Way. via treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


A safe, economical, eco-friendly solution…

Paving the ecology foundation for our future generations… With technology advancement, population explosion and improved living standard come environmental issues: 1. Excessive unmanaged waste; 2. Increased water and air pollutions; and 3. Great resources and energy consumption .. Is this the world we want to leave it for our children to inherit? Follow me to learn more

Posted by tplim 3 years ago


What to use for a shoe sole/ bottom?

I'm making a pair of shoes from scratch, but I am wondering if anyone knows what I should use for the sole/rubber part?  I dont want to use premade parts, or take bottoms from other shoes. Anyone have any ideas? If at all possible  I would like the material to be environmental friendly.

Asked by Lizander 8 years ago


How to strip cables to free the copper inside?

E-waste collectors in countries like Ghana collect cables and then burn them to get rid of the plastic and then sell the copper. This process is not environmental friendly and harms their health. I'm working on a project to find better ways to treat imported e-waste. Is there a better way to strip cables that would not imply burning, and that would respect the worker's health? Thanks!

Asked by rf.font 5 years ago


I have reached 100!

I have finally reached 100 tips on how to reduce your impact!100 Ways to Reduce Your ImpactAfter many long hours of research...I have made it out. I have reached my original seemingly unsumountable goal of 100 steps. Whooosh. Time to take a breather.Share it with your friends to help them become environmentally savvy.

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago


THE BEST FUEL

Hello I am looking for the most accessible, cheapest, hottest burning, most efficient fuel and maybe even environmentally friendly. And what would be already in my house(and NO I AM NOT MODIFYING MY NATURAL GAS PIPES).So post what you think. I usually burn fuels in those little pop can stoves, and in my pyrotechnics. Thats Not My Stove. But Its VERY similar.

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Ultrasound Cleaning

For maintenance purposes, I would like to construct an ultrasound cleaning tank. Preferably an encapsulated ultrasound transducer and generator that could be used in an old solvent cleaning tank which now should not be used. From reading a little about the subject, its application would find a wide use as a clean and environmentally friendly solution in many industrial and domestic applications. Is it feasable and cost effective to build a generator and an encapsulated transducer, and are there any websites to go to to find out more?

Posted by brianeggar 10 years ago


nephew's halloween costume

Hi all, I am new here because my nephew wants to be a robot for halloween. I showed him a number of sites which featured adult halloween costumes (and some for children) and he didn't like anything I saw on the site. Does anyone have any links I can check out or ideas about how to make a robot costume that is both environmentally healthy and more importantly safe for my nephew (He's 10 years old)

Posted by jTyler 9 years ago


No category for environment or alternative power?

Well I just submitted my first instructable under the new organization, it may be my last. There doesn't seem to be a "category" or "channel" or whatever silly thing that covers things like environmental science or alternative power source or most of the 20+ instructables I have posted. Anybody else feeling left out? Since I must now apparently put in mandatory keywords for community posts I used the keyword "unhappy author"...

Posted by egbertfitzwilly 7 years ago


Jevons Paradox

I recently read a thought-provoking article in the New Yorker: "The Efficiency Dilemma" by David Owen. The main gist of the article is that as our machines use less energy, we use them more, thus negating any environmental benefit we hope to achieve. This is known as "Jevons Paradox". You can read the abstract and article here, but you have to be a subscriber for the full article. You can read a commentary, with excerpts, here. Please discuss...

Posted by aeray 7 years ago


Is it possible to build an elevator for a treehouse using water and pulleys or gears?

Hello, I am attempting to build an ecolodge comprised of several treehouses and I would like it to be handicap accessible. I want to be as environmentally conscious as I can and I would like to know if anyone out there would have any ideas as to how an outside elevator could be constructed using water, pulleys, or gears that would also look as if it belonged next to the tree if you know what I mean.       Thank you for your time,                                              Matt

Asked by squatcher1089 7 years ago


compiling the definitive guide to awesome conferences

Hi there,Do you all know of any interesting conferences that are coming up or that happen annually? I'm particularly interested in those related to environmental sustainability, international development, and the design process, but everything's fair game. If there are enough ideas, I'd like to bring them together in a more-readable instructables slideshow. So let everyone know! What's the conference about? When and where is it going to be? How much does it cost? Who else will be there? (Here's Al Gore at TED)

Posted by m0d 9 years ago


woven bamboo subsititute for fiberglass cloth

I spent a lot of time in the Philippines and saw that they use woven bamboo mats to make the walls of houses. While at the hardware store I saw fiberglass resin and remembered the wired.com article about the guy and the bambo bike. This got me to thinking if there was a way to use woven bamboo mats as a subsitute for fiberglass cloth. Mainly because I am cheap and not for environmental concerns. maybe hand woven bamboo mats laminated together for plywood, or use as a boat hull? maybe housing material?

Posted by KungFuChicken 9 years ago


Anyone Know About Green Wood Stains

I've been thinking about redoing a bass guitar and I was looking into different stains when I came across this environmentally friendly wood finishing stain.  So this stuff is hugely more expensive than most products out there and I really don't know much about it.  And there really isn't that much information on it so  I was hoping someone on here might have some experience using some of this stuff.  Would this stuff work better than the chemical stains or is it just more expensive because its organic?

Posted by aninjaturtle 5 years ago


Mystery Contraction ? Answered

Hi all,  I found this contraption today at the tip and was wondering if anyone knew what it might be?  It has been hand-made and looks like it measures something but I can't work out what.  It has a micro amperage meter, an LED, a bunch of coils which look like they are from a heater, and also a analogue clock on top with no hands.  Oh and it also has some small glass tubes on top which look like micro movement switches. I thought it might be used to measure lightening or some other environmental effect.  Maybe earthquakes? any ideas?

Asked by lonesoulsurfer 1 year ago


can anyone help me building an EV or HPV?

 I'm thinking of a project of changing a used bicycle (or else , everything usable) into a nice, cool,  and environmentally vehicle . these are my problems? 1. can we use AC motor with DC batteries as power source? 2. What kind of batteries are better? 3. What components are necessary for building an EV (bike or trike)? 4. What components are necessary for building an nice HPV? I know nothing about it , but i feel kinda interested with that idea. anyone has some words or advice? thank you all (' v ')

Asked by gilang.darkwing 8 years ago


Arduino Uno Solar Battery Charger ?

Hello everyone. Newbie here.  My project is to make an environmental monitoring system that will be battery powered and charged using solar energy, when the system is not in use. The components I am using are listed below for reference.  Parts List: 1. Solar Panel http://bit.ly/2zimtCj  2. Rechargeable 9V Battery http://bit.ly/2DxPRma 3. Uno Rev 3 http://amzn.to/2DxVCQP 4. SD Module http://bit.ly/2DyDFl9 5. Grove Dust Sensor http://bit.ly/2Caxx6z 6. Grove Temp & Humidity Sensor http://bit.ly/2ybWbxG 7. Grove Light Sensor http://bit.ly/2Cj3Xem 8. ESP8266 Transceiver http://bit.ly/2zN3kEL 9. Grove Air Quality Sensor http://bit.ly/2khVUah All the components operate at 5v with the exception of the ESP8266 which is 3.3v. I have been looking at different methods of powering the system and noticed people using LiPo batteries. I'm aware that you shouldn't let there voltage drop too low and something about voltage regulators and boost converters that might be needed.  Based on my system can anyone recommend the best method of powering everything using batteries and charging it through solar energy.   I'm fairly new to the Arduino Eco system and this kind of work in general, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced. 

Asked by hymcode 4 months ago


The Kids Are Alright

Via The Sietch BlogIf I asked you if giving up your car and plane travel (permanently) was a sensible solution to global warming, most people of adult age (lets say 20+) would have a hard time doing that. However the next generation, the ones who are really going to be screwed by the ill effects of the global climate crisis see things a little differently."new generation of green teenagers are prepared to support radical measures to help the planet, says a new study.A survey of 16- to 19-year-olds by the Future Foundation found more than one in eight (13%) supported a ban on travelling by air for leisure purposes, while one in 10 say they would back a ban on cars if global warming continues to worsen.Almost 10% even say they would be prepared to take part in guerrilla activities carried out by environmental groups.Meanwhile others - primarily girls - are so eco-conscious they have developed a whole new strand of teen insecurity: "green angst", defined as anxiety about one's eco credentials. Others said environmental awareness even influences their choice of friends and partners.The report was conducted on behalf of the National Lottery to inform funding of environmental projects."It might sound like these kids have lost their minds, supporting guerrilla organizations?! But when you consider the kind of world they are going to inherit it makes perfect sense. If you knew that your parents generation was going to leave you a doomed world, you might be a little pissed. No one wants to grow up to inhabit a mad max movie.According to the study released today by The National Lottery (UK organization), half of 16-19 year olds (50 per cent) want plastic bags banned completely, 71 per cent think that unnecessary packaging on food should go, and 13% per cent want a ban on traveling by plane for leisure purposes. While a quarter (24 per cent) think there should be increases on the taxes and tolls affecting cars, one in ten is prepared to go even further and would support a complete ban on cars if global warming continues to get worse.Read more here.

Posted by TheNaib 10 years ago


Homeowners go greener with do-it-yourself jobs

Michael Davis and his 60 Watt DIY Solar panel were mentioned in SFGate's Homeowners go greener with do-it-yourself jobs.Like a lot of Bay Area homeowners, Alissa Hauser and husband Steve Brown have already done the small things to save on utility bills and pursue a green life: lower the thermostat, install energy-efficient lightbulbs, use old T-shirts for rags instead of paper towels.But earlier this month, the East Bay couple took a longer stride into the do-it-yourself green home improvement era by spending a Saturday afternoon routing gray water pipes from their laundry machine to their garden. Now, each time they run a load of dirty clothes, the excess H{-2}O runs through a filtering system that waters their apple, plum and lemon trees. "In many ways, environmentalism has become an expensive, consumer-driven effort," Hauser, a director at a nonprofit, said. "But this kind of project proves environmentalism can be a money-saving lifestyle, too."...Michael Davis, a Florida inventor who owns property in the Arizona desert, became a minor DIY Internet sensation on the environmental Web site treehugger.com last month when he posted a step-by-step guide on building a homemade solar panel system for $105.Davis said he needed the free electricity to power tools and equipment on his property near Arizona's Painted Desert, where he relies mostly on a generator. He bought used and blemished solar panels off eBay for about $30 and strung together a bootleg unit that managed to power 60 watts of free juice, enough to recharge his drill overnight - a small but important step in the DIY quest to corral solar energy on the cheap.Davis' panels also received high attention on instructables.com, the San Francisco-based Web site that has become a popular destination for do-it-yourselfers looking for detailed instructions. Since the site added a green section last year, users worldwide have contributed more than 120 blueprints on green home improvement projects, everything from contraptions to convert attic heat into hot water to tinning a roof with aluminum cans.More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


How do I lower the water level in my pool without removing salt at the same time?

Every year to winterize my pool I lower the water level below the skimmer by pumping water out of the pool.  Since I switched to salt, this means I will be pumping about 120kg of salt out as well which I would like to save for economic and environmental reasons. How do I drop the water level but retain the salt in the remaining water in the pool? Reverse Osmosis? Large black tarp that will allow evaporation of the water and trap the salt? Get creative.

Asked by derekmjenkins 7 years ago


Resistance Isn't So Futile

Nissan has introduced the Eco Pedal, an acceleration pedal that pushes back on the driver's foot if the driver is supplying unnecessary pressure and therefore being fuel inefficient. From Wired News: Nissan estimates that the Eco Pedal, coupled with the already ubiquitous instant fuel readout on the dash, can increase fuel economy 10 to 15 percent.While it may hinder driving freedom a little bit, it seems more like it's there to be a friendly little reminder. Sort of like parents when you're learning how to drive. Very environmentally friendly, fuel optimizing parents. Nissan via Wired News

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


Which are Ecologically friendly Ultraviolet ray blockers/absorbers/stabilizers that can be used in polymer?

Hey, Working on (reinforcement) bio-composite material using bamboo fibers & starch based DIY bio plastic from starch, glycerin, vinegar. I wanted to incorporate UV Protection to my composite by adding UV protective additive in polymer mix. I searched for regular additives (Benzophenone)  that are added but I want to find if any Environmentally friendly UV stabilizers are available or can be extracted from natural sources to be used in bioplastic. (chemicals consideration) 1-PABA (p-Amino benzoic acid) & 2-ZnO Please do add your valued opinions.

Asked by charmneo 7 years ago


The next generation of Refrigerator Magnets

My Mom has started her own business - an online business! Refrigerator ReferenceThis is cool, she is selling the next generation of refrigerator magnets, not the fun souvenir types, but the helpful ones...Refrigerator Reference is a new range of useful and stylish fridge magnets to inform, entertain and adorn your kitchen. Everything from oven temperature conversion charts, basic recipes, seasonal produce, ingredient substitutions, and food additives to baby basics, pet information, hangover cures, natural cleaners and much more.All of her magnets are Environmental Friendly, and she also offers 'Reduce Your Carbon Footprint' magnet FREE to every customer!

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Cars running on vegetable oil regulated

The man is really bringing me down here...Drivers of SVO (straight vegetable oil) fueled cars are running afoul of the law.Not too long ago, cars that ran on leftover vegetable oil were rare, a curiosity. But now that lots of people are buying kits and hiring mechanics to mod their cars to run on french fry juice, the government is starting to take notice. Drivers of these cars now have to pay the same taxes as traditional fuel drivers, register with the state, file monthly reports and payments, as well as make sure they are in compliance with local environmental laws. Noncompliance will be punished with stiff fines.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Science Channel Seeking Grassroots Green Inventors!

US television network wants you and your green inventions! Are you a grassroots green inventor who wants to be featured on a new television series? Do you take it upon yourself to create your own ingenious solutions to environmental conundrums? We’re looking to feature inventions and inventors from all walks of life that will inspire a greener globe! A brief description of your savvy invention along with why your project is deserving of national attention should be included! Photographs would also be great, but aren't necessary. Email us! greeninventors@peacepoint.tv Very best, Stephanie Pickering Chase Producer 416-365-7734 ext. 213

Posted by Stephanie Ann 10 years ago


Adopt the Sky Before it's Too Late

This is one of the coolest environmental action websites I have seen. So help keep our air clean and the EPA in check by signing the petition. http://www.adoptthesky.org/From treehugger.com:The website encourages people to "adopt the sky" by signing a petition that assigns them to a virtual square-mile of sky over one of many dirty areas in the country. The interface screen resembles a foggy sky with little floating air molecules representing the names, home and adopted state locations and messages of users who've signed onto the petition.Read the full article here:http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/adopt_the_sky.php

Posted by lebowski 10 years ago


How do I make a simple battery operated lighting circuit?

I'm creating a lamp for a product design project in school, and my aim is to make a portable, environmentally friendly lamp, so, in designing this lamp, I thought that it would be best to power the lights on a circuit. Can anybody show me how to make a circuit with several LED lights, where the circuit can switch between different colour LEDs every 10 minutes and the circuit has an integrated switch to turn the light on and off. preferably the circuit can run on a single AA battery, and is small, yet simple enough for a beginner to make. Thanks :)

Asked by Cookie-Monster 8 years ago


Computer recycling: Dangers for even the well intentioned

Are we really making it impossible to live in this ever increasingly "darned if you do, darned if you don't" society? Disposal of computer repercussions" Picture a stack of used PCs packed with corporate data sitting unattended on a shipping company loading dock. Imagine what happens to your company's stock price when the Environmental Protection Agency tracks the serial numbers of lead-filled monitors from an illegal landfill back to you. Think about a villager in a third-world nation burning circuit boards in an open-air shop to recover a few cents' worth of precious metals. Now, what's going to be generated by that 3-year-old PC your administrator just pulled from an employee's desk? Data theft? Lawsuit? Poison? Finally, consider research firm IDC's estimate that 269 million PCs were sold worldwide last year, along with 8 million servers. The bulk of them likely were replacements for systems moved into recycling or reuse. You start to get a sense of the dangers associated with disposing of outdated computer equipment.Concerns about computer disposal fall into three main categories: Eradicating data, finding a market for outdated but usable equipment and recycling or disposing of materials in an environmentally safe manner...."Anyone have any suggestions for are "fearless leaders" ? Image is of SKILLS from the PA recycling center and can be read about at this link for SKILLS

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago