Friday, 31 August 2012

Ecological behaviour - how?

Ecological behaviour
- how make it possible?

How manage the change needed?

Recycling, can be done in different ways. I used materials from silver tools and recyclined it into Silver handicraft. Another way is when rubbish from our daily lives is used by industry later on transforming it into energy and other new products. Another way is when clothes etc is given away to second hand shops for people to buy instsead of that it all would have been thrown away.  

In march this year it was time for Earth Hour. Some of us joined the circle of non electricity users for an hour but afterwards.............most of us turned electricity on again. I know many of us want to care more about the planet and act in a more proper ecological way. The problem many times is that we are court in our habits and have a hard time changing them.  

Photo from my garden

How will change be possible? What is in it for me- instantly and on long term goal satisfatcion?


 - Do you really want to change your  present habit of acting?

YES           NO 


What is your goal on short term and long term changing your habits?

Short term                                                 Long term


what could you do to start acting more ecological?


When is a good moment for you to start?

As a professional I work with rehabilitation as occupational therapist and art therapist. I often use principles from cognitive behavioural therapy  at work coaching people changing their habits.


Ecologic vegetables from my Garden

believe  that changing the way of using the planet resources is primary based on an inner decision of creating a more holistic and ecological way of acting in daily activities. Its also important to choose a start point that is suitable for managing the first step. Its impossible to change all at once, the point is to decide one step that you know you will manage, and then try it. Go to action!

Baggböle, by the river from my blogpost Meaningful activities

I will give you some examples how goals could be formulated:

1. Start walking to work instead of using the car - do it 2-3 times a week as a start.

2. Turn of the computer at lunch break at home or/and at work, - do it 2-3 times a week as a start.

3. Buy ecological fruit instead of other - start with bananas, kiwi as the non ecological kiwi and bananas are FULL of sh_t and people working with these non eco fruits get sick and die!

4. Turn into ecological choises of coffee and tea - as the non ecological choises are FULL of shit and people working with this non eco kind of coffee and tea get sick and die!

Dear friend - start with one or maybe two things to change - feel richer when you make change. Maybe after a while you add some friends into your eco-circle and after a while it grows into a great eco-unit.

Make an ecological contract with yourself


Start Making Difference for yourself - and the planet with all its inhabitants!

I thank you for reading and for the possibility of guest blogging here!

Anna Karin Karlsson

Recycling Your Children's Crayons

As a child we love crayons so much. We love its color and how it makes our drawing beautiful. Crayons can give life to the drawings no matter how ugly it is. One color of your crayons can make your drawings alive. But when it break and turn into small little crayon and we don’t use it anymore. We think it’s no use and then we buy a new one. 

Here’s good news, now It can be recycle.Crayons can be recycle  and turn to become new again. In US they collect the broken, unused crayons to send to the National Crayon Recycle Program Facebook page, which recycles old crayons and makes new ones. The recycling program so far has collected more than 81,000 pounds of crayons. They only not accept crayons which are made outside the states due to questions about the ingredients.

This would be a fun, fantastic and worthwhile project for schools where children use crayons in their school work. 

This is a good move to make the student become fully aware of their social responsibility. To recycle and reuse their things which they think is of no use to them. They can also share and give to the less fortunate their stuff which they no longer used.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Victory!! Abby Goldberg,12, "Don't Let Big Plastic Bully Me"

They say children is the Hope of the World. Everytime I see Severn Susuki in Youtube, the girl who silenced the world in 5 minutes delivers her message I always ended up crying. I cry because I will be leaving the world to my children a World in destruction.

 Once again I cried, not for Severn speech but for Abby Goldberg, a 12 year old who secured 170,000 plus signatures for a  gubernatorial veto on her petition "Don't Let Big Plastic Bully Me!" which opposes a bill to required plastic bag manufacturers to set up recycling programs, but at the expense of municipal liberties to ban plastic bags altogether.

“I'm 12, so I've gotten that reaction: ‘She's 12, what can she do?'" Abby previously explained to the Chicago Sun-Times. "You can make a difference no matter how old you are."

The grayslake resident was surprised by Governor Pat Quinn last Saturday that he supported her petition.

"I was so excited," the Prairie Crossing Charter School eighth-grader told the Chicago Tribune Sunday. "I thanked him so many times."

The proposed law would have required manufacturers to set up recycling clearance programs, and set a goal to increase the recycling rate by 12 percent by 2015,but it would hinder retail stores to using only registered manufacturers' products and ban local municipalities from enacting their own plastic bag laws.

On Sunday, Quinn formally vetoed the proposed law, saying that it limited local municipalities and pushing back against claims from the Illinois Manufacturers Association that called the bill an opportunity for Illinois to become a national leader in recycling Rubbish Clearance London

“While well-intentioned, this legislation is a roadblock to innovation that would do little to boost recycling in Illinois,” Quinn said in a news release. “We can do better.”

While well-intentioned, this legislation is a roadblock to innovation that would do little to boost recycling in Illinois. We can do better," Quinn said in a statement. "Let's not tie the hands of innovative Illinois municipalities that are laboratories of reform for Illinois."

Monday, 27 August 2012

Recycle, Reuse and ShareFest 2012

Having everything you need is really a gift that you should be thankful for. There are many people in the world that lives with less and still work hard to fill their needs. Being a person who lives with abundance you should share your blessings to others who are less fortunate.

Sharing to others what you have even big or small is a big help to them. As a citizen in this world it is your social responsibility to help. It gives a feeling of happiness that no money can buy.

Gary Cheney an independent insurance broker is a resident of Lenox who was once inspired on how to share their blessings to others. He is now the chairman of the New Lenox ShareFest organization. The organization focuses much of its attention on recycling and reuse but also has a collective eye trained on assisting senior citizens, feeding the hungry and preserving green space.

"When our family comes together-religion and politics are often a topic of discussion, "Cheney said. "One Thanksgiving back in '06, we were gathering as a family and there were a number of things in the world that had happened."

"One of our daughters brought up the question and said, 'What would you do to solve that? What would you do if you had all the money in the world?' It went around the table. 

Then, somebody said, 'Well, if I had all the money in the world, I would start a TV show or a news show and it would only be about good news.'

"People are beat up with all of the chaos that is going on. That's when that voice came to and said, 'It's time.' 

"That night he start to conceptualize the birth of his now Share Fest organization. It's been six years and they are still continuing doing their objectives."

"I see it as taking responsibility to do what I feel I've been called to do," he said. "That takes going out and making relationships to get it done. It's not me, really. You need to consider all of the people involved. We have 70 organizations involved in Share Fest."

They also encouraged everyone in the community to donate old clothing or used books. All of the items will be collected and recycled or redistributed, thanks to the work of Cheney's Share Fest team. This item will be distributed to the less fortunate children. This will also lessen their problem in their mounting rubbish clearance

"Well, first of all, the township and I am personally committed to recycling," Bill McCollum New Lenox Township Supervisor said. 

"As we know, it's a problem with the landfills. They're filling up all too quickly. And I think the EPA and others have taken the initiative that we need to be doing something better with these materials.

"The township has a charge with the recycling constituents here in New Lenox. They have voiced their concerns about this. They want to recycle. They want to be good stewards of the environment. They've told us that. And this is our response.

Reuse, reduce and recycle is the solution to the mounting problems of garbage in the community. We should all participate on how solve this. We should recycle those things we think is no use to us. This way we can save money on buying new things. We should also donate those items we can’t use anymore. This will be a big help to others.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

TechPayout doesn't want the iPhone 5, they want your old phone

TechPayout doesn't want the iPhone 5, they want your old phone (via PR Newswire)

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Graceland University Goes Green with UhaulCarShare: 24/7, Green-Transportation Options

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Fujitsu Develops Industry's First System for Recycling CDs and DVDs into Notebook PCs

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of the PC industry's first recycling system that collects used CDs and DVDs at Fujitsu Group recycling centers and reuses the plastic in the bodies of notebook PCs.
 Fujitsu began using this recycled plastic for part of the front panel of its LIFEBOOK P772/E notebook PC for enterprise customers, a model in its summer 2012 lineup.
To avoid the risk of contaminants being mixed into the recycled plastic, the new recycling system performs quality control based on a chemical substances risk management database developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, thereby ensuring that notebook PCs and other ICT devices comply with legal requirements for chemical components. Compared to conventional notebook PC manufacturing processes, this system is expected to reduce the amount of newly produced plastic used by 10 tons per year while cutting CO2 emissions by approximately 15%.
Going forward, Fujitsu plans to expand the use of this system to other notebook PCs and products as a way to reduce its environmental footprint and resource consumption. The Fujitsu Group is proud to promote the recycling of end-of-life ICT products in Japan and around the world to help create a recycling-minded and not a rubbish clearance society.
At the company's five recycling centers across Japan, Fujitsu collects, disassembles, sorts, and recycles personal computers and other products. However, reusing the recovered plastic in new computer units had posed a number of challenges. Firstly, when different types of plastic are involved, a uniform mixture is impossible to achieve even by melting the plastic with heat. As a result, it is necessary to collect only a single type of plastic to ensure the desired material properties. Even so, in a given plastic, there may be differences in ingredients, visual defects, or impurities that make it difficult to achieve the same molding characteristics, colors, strength and other properties as conventional plastics. Furthermore, compliance with the RoHS directive(1) and REACH regulations(2) regarding the safety of chemicals in ICT products has made it challenging to control the quality of recycled plastics, and until now it has been impossible to reuse recovered plastic in a computer bodies.

With this in mind, Fujitsu turned its attention to CDs and DVDs, which are often included with PCs and are available in predictable quantities. These optical discs are made from polycarbonate, a type of plastic suitable for use in the bodies of notebook PCs. Moreover, they do not include any contaminants, such as flame retardants, so they were deemed to be a suitable material for recycling.
As part of its quality control process, Fujitsu has long followed the practices of designing products to be easily disassembled and labeling the types of plastic used in its products to enable easy identification. In addition, the company employs Fujitsu Laboratories risk management database of the chemical substances included in plastic materials to verify whether or not the collected CD and DVD fragments contain harmful substances. The company also checks to ensure safety and to confirm that the optical discs have the material properties required for use in Fujitsu's notebook PCs.
Through collaboration with plastic washing and processing company PANAC Industries, Inc. and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of resin compounds, Fujitsu has been able to improve the quality and manage the safety of its recycled plastics. This, in turn, has enabled Fujitsu to develop the PC industry's first system for recycling end-of-life products collected at its own recycling centers, thereby making it possible to reuse the recovered plastics in the bodies of PCs.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Fashionable Recycle Bins to Encourge More Rubbish

The Go recycle bin is a great idea to encourage recycling because it avoids the guess work on what type of material goes to the  different color coded recycle bins that we now use. Just by looking at it,you can now determine what type of material goes into was develop by a Hong Kong company Goodss Passion.

The top portion are beautifully shaped into bottles,cartoons and cans to mark the proper rubbish to be recycled. Go recycle bins aim  to make recycling fashionable ,fun and trendy. Kids will definitely play games like putting the proper trash into the bins.

 Rubbish Clearance Service in London like Clear it Waste will surely love your bins because you have already segregate your garbage and can easily delivered to the nearest Material Recovery Facility.

A light step on the lever at the bottom portion will make the top open of the recycle bin  to receive your garbage.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

New Law Requires Businesses To Promote Recycling

Since July 1, California State law mandates businesses to provide and implement recycling methods.
- Any business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week; and

- Multi-Family dwellings with five or more units.

California State law requires apartment owners to offer recycling services at residents' request. Apartment owners may require tenants to recycle. Businesses and Multi-Family communities that meet the threshold must recycle at the place of work or jobsite.

With this new law passed here are some suggestions where to recycle your rubbish.

-You can hire the services of a rubbish collection service near you.

-have a different bins for different garbage and bring the recyclables to the nearest recycling company in your area.

-You can also bring your rubbish to the nearest Material Recovery Facility (MRF) as long as they are segregated

-If there is a local recycling center near you then you can check them out if they are using single stream recycling which does not require any segregation and the cost is less than your average garbage service.

 The best way to reduce your garbage is to implement a comprehensive recycling plan with the help of your tenants.

1) Inform and educate workers and tenants about the new law.

2) Try to have a meeting or drop by and ask their suggestions on how to reduce the waste.

3) Have a note or list to teach them how to segregate trash to their proper bins.

4) Ask the help of the local agencies to conduct seminar or a meeting to fully understand the new mandate.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am and Coca-Cola starts Recycling Lifestyle


 Black Eyed Peas member together with Coca-Cola with be launching a brand EKOCYCLE.  EKOCYCLE  goal is to promote recycling and sustainable products that comes from recycled materials.

“With the EKOCYCLE brand, I’m on a mission to educate and inspire consumers around the globe to seek out more sustainable lifestyle choices that will ultimately play a part in the movement toward a world with zero waste,” said.

"If you think about (recycled) products now, none of them are cool," said, who is best known for his work with The Black-Eyed Peas. "You have to bring some art and fashion sensibility into this technology that turns a bottle into something cool."

“By making products that contain recycled materials more attractive to both businesses and consumers, everyone can do their part to keep the cycle going to turn discarded waste into cool, new items. The Coca-Cola Company shares this vision and together working with local communities worldwide we will showcase the greater value of recycling, as well as selecting products that feature recycled materials.”

“The EKOCYCLE brand initiative is a platform that aligns with our vision of zero waste and our focus on sustainability,” said Bea Perez, vice president and chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “Together with, we will promote recycling in a unique way with other well-known brands to create lifestyle products that consumers worldwide desire. Today’s generation of young consumers represents an active force and the EKOCYCLE brand aims to be a driver in rallying their support and efforts around a global sustainability movement.”

Coca cola will donate a percentage of the profit to develop more recycling programs and a pledge of $1 Million dollars in five years.

The newest product that will be out this fall is Beats by Dr. Dre headphones that cost $349 and New Era hats at a price of $32 in 2013.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Recyclarium-Educating The Youth About Recycling

A bright and colorful bus called "Recyclarium" will tour around New York City and teach children about recycling rubbish. This bus will hopefully teach children the effects of rubbish clearance in our environment.

The first stop will be the William Mc Kinley in the east village. The school has already made recycle success by reducing their rubbish to 85% through composting of food waste. Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott thanks the students and the school for making it successful garbage program.

“This school is operating like a lot of our schools, really taking a look at how they recycle, how they conserve energy, how they put new menu options in place,” he said. “All with the goal of making life better for our student not just now but students moving forward in the future.”

Principal Darlene Despeignes is optimistic that the "recyclarium" will increase students awareness about recycling.

“We really want to get the children to have a really good sense of why they’re doing it and to feel a sense of purpose so they’re really driven to become life long recyclers,” she said.

The "Recyclarium" was created by Sims Municipal Recycling. More schools will be on the travel list of recycle this year so be sure to be ready and start recycling the waste.

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