#Carbonhacks No.4 – E-waste is a real CO2 problem.

There are simple things we can all do to reduce our personal and business impact.

There are six main categories of e-waste: lamps, small IT and telecom equipment, screen and monitors, temperature exchange equipment, large equipment, and small equipment.

What can we do?

  • Be mindful of what you buy, how you use it, when you replace it and how you dispose of it
  • Consider who you purchase from – take your business to companies that have gone to efforts to source their materials sustainably and have a clear process for the end of life of the product.
  • Postpone upgrading your phone or other devices for as long as you can.
  • Find opportunities for reuse: family, friends, charities.
  • Repair rather than replace.
  • Return the item to the manufacturer – you don’t know if you don’t ask.
  • Dispose of used EEE correctly. Use a dedicated e-waste recycling facility: www.recyclenow.com