World Environment Day
Let's celebrate World Environment Day with Element Electronics! Did you know that this year’s theme is plastic pollution?
Here are three tips to help reduce plastic pollution and keep our Earth clean:
- Choose Alternatives to Plastic Options
One of the most effective ways to combat plastic pollution is by choosing alternatives to plastic options. By opting for glass Tupperware, reusable bags, and water bottles, we can significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans and landfills. These alternatives are not only eco-friendly but also durable and can be reused multiple times, making them a sustainable choice for our daily activities.
- Avoid Recycling Contamination
While recycling plays a crucial role in waste management, it's essential to be mindful of recycling contamination. By taking extra steps to rinse out condiment bottles, milk jugs, and other recyclable items, we can reduce the chances of contamination and ensure that these materials can be properly recycled. Small actions like these can make a significant difference in the overall recycling process and help maximize its effectiveness.
- Electronic Waste Recycling
Electronic waste recycling is an often overlooked but critical aspect of environmental conservation. When we responsibly recycle our electronic devices instead of sending them to a landfill, we can have a profound impact on reducing the environmental footprint associated with e-waste. Surprisingly, a staggering 98% of a TV can be recycled and reused, showcasing the immense potential for electronics recycling to contribute positively to our environment.
To find recycling locations near you for proper electronic waste disposal, you can use the Recycle Locator tool provided by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Simply visit the following link: Recycle Locator. This tool allows you to easily locate nearby recycling centers that accept electronic waste, ensuring that your old gadgets are recycled responsibly and don't end up in landfills.
By following these tips, we can actively participate in World Environment Day and contribute to the global effort of combating plastic pollution. Let's join hands with Element Electronics and make a commitment to protect our planet, for ourselves and future generations. Together, we can create a cleaner and greener world. Learn more about Element's sustainability commitments here.