Thursday, 15 May 2008

Zero waste. Is that possible?

I used to say that zero waste is not possible but after watching Planet Green: Eco-Tech: Zero Waste, I just have to change my mind about it. Through technology, waste is no longer a dirty word. In fact, Science has made it the in thing to work on.

When I heard that eWaste can be recycled 100%, I did a search and discovered that there are indeed companies that observe the "0% Landfill E-waste Policy" or "100% landfill-free Recycling Policy".

Down in Australia, we have IT Liquidators. In New Zealand there is Telecom New Zealand Limited through their take back programme. However, their eWaste are recycled in India by Allied Electronic Recovery Worldwide (AER Worldwide). The woes of eWaste I have posted about may soon be a history.

If you would like to learn new business ideas for reducing waste and live a greener lifestyle, Planet Green: Eco-Tech, is definitely a trendy programme to watch. And if for some reasons you cannot watch it, Darryl Duffe will be sharing his notes on each episode and post them on Sustainable WNC.

If you would like to know more, Earthwatch Institute has listed the non-profit environmental organizations and advocacy groups involved in this project. I am sure that you will be able to find more useful tips for a greener environment from the links to their partners' websites.

And if you would like to be involved in some manner, there are activities and expeditions for Earthwatch Volunteers that you can participate in. This will not give you an opportunity to appear on "Planet Green: Eco-Tech" but a write up on "National Geographic" is a possibility.

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