Recycling How-Tos

Why Is It Important To Recycle Electronics?

July 18th, 2013 by Leave a Comment ↓

Inside your average laptop there are many chemicalssuch as polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC), brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and lead. Exposure to thesechemicals can cause many health issues such as reproductive problems, central nervous system damage, cancer and many other ailments and sicknesses. When you throw your electronic devices in the garbage they end up in a landfill which is the Read more ›

Mercury Lamp Recycling Information for Canadians

December 8th, 2011 by Leave a Comment ↓

The adoption and proper life-cycle management of energy-efficient lighting is a cost-effective way for Canadians to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and mercury releases to the environment.  Governments across the country are using a variety of policies and programs to promote the use of energy-efficient lighting and to encourage environmentally responsible recycling of end-of-life Read more ›