Portfolio Category: WHAT CAN YOU RECYCLE

ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES

If there were a cash-for-clunkers program for fridges and washing machines, that would be perfect. Buying a new fridge is no longer a problem; on the other hand, what you should do with the old one, a giant weighing at least 70 kilos, can be a mind-wrecking question. You can bring to our smart machine…
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LIGHT BULBS AND FLUORESCENT LAMPS

Conventional, incandescent light bulbs are not recyclable. But the newer ones, the so-called “eco-bulbs”, are recyclable and must be recycled, because they contain mercury vapors, a valuable and highly toxic material, both for the environment and to humans. Under no circumstances should these light bulbs end up in a waste deposit! The same goes for…
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BATTERIES

Considering their share in the overall volume of waste, spent batteries are not necessarily a problem, but they make up for it by the danger they pose. Many batteries contain heavy metals like mercury, nickel, cadmium, and lead, but also acids; all these can be very harmful to the soil and groundwater; mercury is considered…
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POLYSTYRENE

You’ve seen polystyrene most often in its expanded form – actually a solidified foam obtained from liquid polystyrene – but also in various objects like disposable cutlery or CD cases. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is commonly used to make disposable coffee cups or soup bowls. Because it is very light relative to its volume, collecting polystyrene…
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