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Waste not, want not

Have any old electronic equipment cluttering up the house?

People in North America can use Goodwill to recycle “e-waste” responsibly. It looks like there is something similar in the UK. What’s a person in Denmark to do?

In Denmark, waste is handled in each municipality. The explanation of what you can and cannot do is too text-heavy as illustrated by this one example. Who wants to wade through piles of words like that? With the sensitivity of getting rid of waste in a responsible fashion, you must have clear explanations. You are presenting important information to people who have different approaches to reading. Don’t scare them off, and in this case, dump toxic material in their ordinary household trash. If recycling is the way to go, it must be explained in terms that everyone can understand. It must also be made easy to do. Reading long lists of what-not-to-do is not the right way to approach this issue.

The thought crosses my mind – approach the municipalities and offer my services to clean up their text. I cannot do it alone, however. A team would be required. I’m not giving up – I choose not to pursue this opportunity today. Taking on a government-type authority is not for the faint-hearted!

Recycle, reuse, rediscover

While I’m talking about recycling… I need to clear out other items, too. Unfortunately, some recycling centers do not update their sites with the location of their collection bins. Two were removed in my neighborhood, but they are still listed on the Red Cross site. Tracking down a collection bin is on my to-do list for January.

In the meantime, CuriousBunny introduced me to Glove Love. Excellent! Who says gloves have to match? We can start a new fashion trend. I started to poke around this site and thought, “Hey – Do the Green Thing is a rather nifty site.” I subscribed to the RSS feed so I could keep up their sustainability ideas. I’ll never be a millionaire in money terms, so tips for savings are always welcome, especially when I can “be green” at the same time.

Go poke around the site yourself. Do read the entire Nothing (TM) page. 🙂 I also recommend the very sweet “Huddle” video on the Human Heat page.

Have a green 2010!