The total waste collected in the first four years of activity by the National Management System for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) amounts to almost one million tons. The figure emerged during the WEEE Forum held in recent days in Rimini as part of Ecomondo and was presented by the president of the WEEE Coordination Center, Danilo Bonato.
Fried oil is one of the most dangerous sources of pollution for the planet. Unfortunately, there are still many who without thinking too much, after having fried and cooked, throw the oil used in the sink or toilet drain, however it is not thought enough how much the easy superficiality of this gesture causes damage to the seas, today in the constant danger of an ecosystem with precarious balances.
Get all the recyclable waste and be careful to avoid the dangerous ones because you know, those must be disposed of in appropriate landfills and could block you for a shift or two. It is the new table monopoly, this time the goal is not to collect the largest number of neighborhoods and build houses but rather to win the largest number of waste based on the collection that is taking place.
The terms "waste recycling", "separate collection" and "biodegradable waste" are expressions that were almost non-existent half a century ago. In agricultural economies, waste almost did not exist: everything was somehow reused. The disposal capacity of the environment and nature cannot cope with the enormous production of waste that today's society implements.
Door-to-door separate collection is a blessing, but where are there no similar systems? How can waste be separated? The citizen will have to have holy patience and go hunting for the so-called "bells", those for plastic, for aluminum, for paper and so on. This is why it has designed and distributed ad-hoc collection devices in some centers.
Differentiating waste is not always easy, a lot of confusion is made almost as regards recycling and how to differentiate paper. Do handkerchiefs go into the paper? Where should bottle labels and tetrapak be thrown away? Waste disposal is one of the most pressing ecological problems.
With the trade in recycled aluminum, Italy keeps an entire sector alive, but you don't have to go big to make money from recycling. All of us with a little cunning and creativity can get great satisfaction from recycling activities. Just take an example from Armando Ramirez and other creatives who have created small or large businesses with recycling.
Batteries and batteries are hazardous waste. They contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or mercury. Improper disposal can cause the dispersion of these harmful substances and compromise human health. It is for this reason that the piles must absolutely not end up in the undifferentiated dry bag but go towards an adequate collection system.
Plastic, despite its light specific weight, accounts for 16 of the total weight of our waste and occupies about 40 of the volume. There are about 110 different types of plastic, each of them is recognizable by a logo displayed on the label or directly on the rear portion of the package.
In Europe, which are the most virtuous states? If Italy is a world leader in aluminum recycling, we see that as far as waste management is concerned it is in a bad way. Examples of excellence are those countries that are able to recycle up to 70 of waste so as to send only a small percentage of it to landfills.
For many Italians, there is nothing better than starting the day with a cup of coffee. For the designer Raùl Lauri, coffee is not just a drink but an opportunity to illuminate the house. This is how "Lamp Decafé" was born, the ergonomic lamp built by recycling coffee grounds, the very ones we Italians throw away!
Car battery, as before I will love you more than before. It could be a slogan for Honda as it aims for intelligent recycling. Not only because it will benefit the environment but also the pockets of the car manufacturer. Well done these Japanese. The new batteries and magnet motors for Honda's hybrid cars will be manufactured by recycling products that have finished their useful life.
Do you know what these big test tubes in the photo are? This is the plastic core that at the end of processing takes the shape of a 50 cl bottle. This is how the production cycle begins in the coca cola factories and if you think that a plastic bottle cannot be reused you are wrong.
Differentiating waste is an almost identical practice in all cities of Italy, however, some have introduced small changes that govern separate waste collection, as is the case in the industrial capital of Italy. This is why we offer you a guide to sorting waste in Milan.
Italy and the whole of the European Union need to make the most of resources to support economic and environmental growth. For Parliament, the way to promote sustainable development is to exploit the principle of taxation so as to penalize waste of resources, to be discussed by the European Parliament with a non-legislative resolution that received 479 votes in favor, 66 against and 63 abstentions.
The interior of the ecological stationery L & 39; ecolaio di Milano Once upon a time there was the stationer, today there is the ecolaio. Yes, because paper - which is still used - has become echo and trees are not cut down indiscriminately to produce it. And then there is not only paper: all or almost all stationery and office items can be manufactured in a sustainable way, using recycled materials or materials that can be produced respecting the environment.
A landfill of WEEE WEEE is selling fast. The theft of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from municipal solid waste collection areas has taken on worrying contours. Daniele Belotti, Regional Councilor for the Territory and Urban Planning of the Lombardy Region, denounced this during the Hi Tech & Environment conference organized by the ReMedia Consortium, active for six years in the eco-sustainable management of technological waste throughout Italy: "The phenomenon is increasingly evident on the regional territory - said the commissioner - and we think that to feed it there is an increase in the uncontrolled demand for products ranging from discarded appliances, to batteries, to lead accumulators ".
Stoneware tiles also made using glass from cathode ray tubes Not all waste can become the objects it once was, and then it changes its destination. This is the case of the cathode ray tube which, if at the threshold of the first millennium it was still used for new cathode ray tubes, in recent years it is no longer useful for the production of flat screens and risks being disposed of in landfills.
Thanks to the project carried out by the ERP and WWF, almost 2,000 kg of cells and batteries have been collected in Italian schools. The recycling challenge has highlighted the most virtuous locations. Let's see them together. 1,000 teachers involved, 18 schools and 7,500 students. The Extraordinary Harvest Month paid off with a total of 1.
An exciting challenge to achieve excellence with separate waste collection has started in Turin. Fun videos, tests, surveys and many other tools to help citizens sort waste correctly and effortlessly.If separate waste collection is a real novelty for some Italian cities, in the province of Turin this has a ten-year history.
Do you have a broken game platform like the old Xbox 360? Do as the designer Shepard Spencer, do not be discouraged and turn it into a beautiful marine aquarium ready to host small corals and other invertebrates, a true example of creative recycling.Currently, consoles like the Xbox offer role-playing games and other systems that use wifi , streaming technology, motion sensors, webcams ... in short, with a TV, a wifi connection and a console you can have access to a virtual world that will also be fun but sucks a lot of energy and pollutes with its operation and also with the difficult disposal.