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Recycle Yours Old One If You are Upgrading To New iPhone

By Anny on January 9th, 2013

Where technology gadgets have bought the revolution in word of communication and latest information system, IPhone culture is getting more and more popular. Transferring from iPhone to iPhone 2, iPhone 2 to iPhone 3G, 3G to 4S and now transferring to iPhone 5. Although it’s surprising that iPhone 4S and 5 have broken all the previous records of sales. If you are also among iPhone lovers who have been upgraded to new version, don’t forget the recycling of your old one to trash or depths of your junk.

In most of the US states, recycling programs for cell phones have been started and also different online websites have been offering the similar recycling services, which are in access of every citizen here. Now when iPhone 5 has been announced, people have been discussing on many online forums and social websites; twitter and Facebook about announcement of new phone and changing or trading of old iPhones.

Most of the times, people don’t care about their old gadgets once they have purchased the new versions  and similar might be case that your old iPhone will remain on your shelf for months till the spring cleaning program comes and you decide to dispose it. A major issue with technology gadgets are that of harmful toxic materials which are included in their electronic parts and they will be great danger in landfills.

The old cell phones are working perfect at the time when you had decided to transfer to new iPhone version because it’s fancy and upgraded with many features; you probably have to recycle the previous one if you are environment conscious. These disposed phones will be used by charitable organizations to offer to those people who don’t afford to buy a new phone or for a phone just for their communication and its really humanitarian or you can also trade your old phone on a store and get some cash instead of it.

It is also true that if you are upgrading from an older model iPhone such as the 3G or the 3GS. Those older model iPhones still carry some value and could even be sold on eBay or craigslist for some extra dough.

There is an effective cause of recycling programs for electronic gadgets. When we donate our previous gadgets, there are still new to be reused or sent for the recycling process. It is also important to save your data in phone somewhere else and format it before you donate your cell phone or sell it somewhere. This may cause danger when someone else copy your personal data and use it for their own purposes. Therefore before donating the phones, formatting of its memory cards is essential.

Apple often makes it tempting to upgrade every year with fancy new features and more storage capacity for music, photos, and apps. Hopefully, after reading this post we can all remember not to neglect our old cell phones and turn them in somewhere that will re-use them or recycle them in an environmentally responsible manner.

Choosing Reusable Bags

By Dev on October 6th, 2011

Choosing Reusable Bags

 

You go into your local grocery store and see that some people are getting groceries at a discount compared to what you are getting them at. You are not quite sure what is going on at first until you notice the sign that says that the store will give people who bring in their own bags a discount. Many stores across the United States are now adopting this practice. With plenty of reusable bags out there this method is a great encouragement to get others to step up to the plate and quit using those thin plastic bags or paper bags that are constantly harming the environment.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dev on September 21st, 2011

Christmas Tree Recycling

 

Christmas is a time of year that is wonderful and filled with joy and happiness. Kids laughing and wanting Santa and adults laughing and smiling at all that is going on for the holiday. During this holiday you will get a Christmas tree and after Christmas what will you do with that Christmas tree? If you purchased a live Christmas tree and do not just want to throw it away after Christmas you should check into Christmas tree recycling.

What is Christmas Tree Recycling?

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Leaf LED Light by Herman Miller

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 7th, 2011

Leaf LED Light by Herman Miller

The Leaf LED Light is a stylish modern desk lamp that uses LEDs to produce a bright white light while using very little energy. The lamp is fully adjustable allowing you to be able to use it for a variety of tasks.

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WeWood Chrono Watch

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 31st, 2011

WeWood Chrono Watch

The WeWood Chrono Watch is formed from offcuts of wood that often go to waste. The watchmakers use as much wood as possible to create a unique looking, stylish watch.

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FanTubes – Cardboard Tube Chairs and Table

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 24th, 2011

FanTubes - Cardboard Tube Chairs and Table

 

The FanTubes Furniture is a fun use of often discarded cardboard tubes. The hundreds of waste tubes have been constructed together to create striking pieces of furniture, that though they may not be that comfortable certainly offer a room a talking point.

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Ovetto Recycling Bin

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 19th, 2011
Ovetto Recycling Bin

The Ovetto Recycling Bin is a beautiful and stylish way for you to dispose of your household rubbish. The segmented design helps to make recycling simpler, with 3 different sections to take different types of refuse.

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Reclaimed Teak Chopping Board By Thai-Pepper

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 12th, 2011

Reclaimed Teak Chopping Board By Thai-Pepper

This Reclaimed Teak Chopping Board makes use of fine quality reclaimed teak from abandoned houses and other such disused structures. The wood is crafted and treated using food safe oils, the boards are safe for use with peace of mind that no harmful chemicals or toxic stains have been used.

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Organic Herb Growing Bottles – Made from recycled wine bottles

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 11th, 2011

Organic Herb Grow Bottles

These Organic Herb Grow Bottles are a great way to grow your own organic herbs at home. The kit uses a recycled wine bottle, cut in half to create the pot for the herbs, and includes all the bits and pieces required to grow healthy happy plants that will easily fit on a windowsill.

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Fixing, Not Replacing with Moonputty – Epoxy Putty

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 1st, 2011

Moonputty Epoxy Putty

This Moonputty Epoxy Putty is a wonderful substance that allows you to easily fix a multitude of household items. By simply cutting off the amount you require and mixing the colours together you created a putty that is able to bond all manner of materials together so strongly that it can support up to 150kg once dry!

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