The energy used in an average home costs more than $2,200 a year and contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than a typical car. With summer and the high costs of cooling right around the corner, use these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce both energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by one third. “By […]
Where do I recycle light bulbs?
Unlike incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs should be disposed of professionally, in order to prevent the leakage of harmful mercury. While initially users of compact fluorescent light bulbs had to return the dead bulbs through local hazardous waste programs, the increased adoption of CFLs has led to an explosion of available collection locations.
Think back to when you bought your current mobile device. Did you recycle the old cell phone? If you’re like most cell phone users, then you upgrade your mobile phone every 18-24 months. Because of this constant turnover, it’s estimated that Americans have more than 500 million old cell phones sitting in drawers, storage boxes […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging citizens to recycle old cell phones during the second annual National cell phone Recycling Week, April 5 – 11, 2010. This joint effort with the EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling program and leading cell phone manufacturers, retailers, and wireless service providers will increase awareness about the importance of […]
Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced key members of his energy and environment team: Dr. Steven Chu will be Secretary of Energy. Winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1997, Dr. Chu served on the technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs (1978 –1987) and was a professor in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments at […]
The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a most wanted list on its website. The 23 suspected eco-criminals are identified as having been charged with a variety of environmental crimes or violations of the U.S. Federal Criminal Code. Some of the crimes alleged are smuggling ozone depleting chemicals, illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste, wire […]