In today’s technology-filled society, new products are being introduced almost every day. If you recently purchased a new home or office printer, chances are you’d like to get rid of your old one. Before you automatically put it in the garbage can, however, consider these five environmentally- and community-friendly ways to dispose of an old printer.
Barriers for soil erosion. Communities that are near lakes and rivers, sometimes use old Christmas trees as soil erosion barriers long the shoreline. This helps build up a soil erosion barrier.
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide a year by recycling half of the waste your household generates. Earth911’s website can help you find the recycling resources in your area. Find out what kind of ava recycling is in your area and what you need to do to take part in it.
A CRT-style TV set (the kind that were sold in the decades prior to the commercial availability of flat panel plasma and LCD sets) are among the heaviest objects found in a house. A big set can easily weigh several hundred pounds. Even a flatscreen TV is big (many weigh 50 pounds or more) and takes up a great deal of space in a vehicle. Disposing of a TV means having to lug a big, heavy object outside, finding a vehicle capable of carrying it, then unloading. In short, it’s a lot of work.
Mix vinegar and lemon juice together in a spray bottle. Spray the inside of the toilet bowl and then sprinkle it with baking soda. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes and then scrub with a toilet brush. This is a concentrated form of the all purpose cleaner. I find that this works on showers and sinks as well.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? Recycling more can be a great resolution to make. Helping the environment is never a bad thing and teaching our children to take care of the planet is an added bonus. Even better news is some cities are making it easier to recycle.
For more information, see the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste Management District website or contact the District at 1 NW Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd, Room 327, Evansville, IN 47708. Phone: (812) 436-7800.