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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heat from Commuters in Stockholm’s Central Station Serves Nearby Office Block

Swedish ngineers have found a way to recover the excess heat generated by commuters in Stockholm’s main train station and use that energy to heat a nearby office block.

The technology is not all that different from typical heat exchangers … this application is well suited to climates like Sweden where the winters are quite cold and the cost of petroleum based fuels is quite high.

Check out this video of more details … 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ecosquid logo

Use EcoSquid to find a new home for your old electronics. 

“EcoSquid: Be awesome. Feel Good. Get Paid. Sell and Recycle your old electronics “

On their website you can quickly either find where to safely recycle your e-stuff or see if it can be sold for a few bucks.

Via:  EcoSquid  LINK

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rubbermaid Green Strategy / Products

 Rubbermaid is making products with a green slant.  In this case it is wire shelving made from 100 % recycled steel and is itself recyclable.

They are also working with the Greenguard Environmental Institute to certify products do not contain volatile contaminates / VOCs.  Check out this Rubbermaid video for more details ...

Via: Rubbermaid  LINK

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sprint Recycling Program – Reducing e-Waste

Did you know that MASSIVE amounts of cell phones are tossed in the trash EVERY HOUR ?

16,000 cell phones are thrown away each hour !!   Sprint wants to keeps these out of landfills and has programs that make it easy for everyone to recycle (and not contribute to to e-waste) your cell phone and related accessories.

Check out these 2 videos for more information on Sprint’s recycling programs …

Via:  Sprint and You Tube