How To Recycle Right?

Has it ever happened to you that you collected many recyclable items & took them to a recycling facility only to find out it was all perfect for a trash can? However noble your intentions may be, but if you cannot execute them in the right manner, no one will benefit from it… not you, nor your community, and definitely not the environment. It is very important to understand HOW to collect recyclables. Let us help you with some tips below.

 

1. If you are a recycling enthusiast, you will have a recycling bin, a dedicated box or a corner in the house where you collect all recyclables to give to a recycling facility periodically. While you collect, segregate them as plastic, paper, glass, metal etc. All these have different recycling process. If not segregated, it is an unnecessary extra effort for the recycler, and he might charge you for the required manpower.

 

2. Most of the metal items go into your recycling bin. But when you put Food cans in the bin, rinse and clean them. The paint cans need to be emptied before giving for recycling. Pressurized cans used for paint, deodorant or any other reason, also need to be sprayed out completely to reduce the pressure before recycling them. This saves your time at the recycling center. If not, there might be municipality procedures to follow with the recycler to dispose the liquid.

 

3. Dead batteries need to be collected in a separate recycling box. Also make sure you drop them at a recycling facility before they start leaking. The chemical that it emits, is hazardous for living beings around, and the environment. Batteries that are received at Madenat recycling facility, go through a process of securing the terminals, repacking, and then shipping according to the Basel Convention requirements to our partners abroad for proper and environmentally safe recycling processes.

 

4. Keep all tube lights, fluorescent bulbs in closed box. Their broken glass, mercury, can harm the one handling them. Please note that spent lamps are hazardous waste and the recycler needs to have the right machinery to destruct them to segregate glass, metal, and the mercury. As this process is complicated and costly, the recycler may charge you for the spent lamps. But this small amount you pay, will have priceless returns for you and the generations to come.

 

5. Electronics are called urban mines. They consist of ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and even variety of precious metals. Hence, do not forget about those old electronics kept in the bottom most drawer. If recycled in time, they can be refurbished to be used by needy or even recycled to extract metal and plastic for further use. Our house is also filled with variety of cables. They also consist good amount of metal and plastic which needs to be retracted for reuse. Collect all non-working cables at home in a recycling box. Be it non-working earphones, broken chargers, power cables, Ethernet cables that are not in the use etc. Recycling E waste in time is important.

 

We hope our tips will ease your recycling journey and you will be a recycling hero for everyone around you. See you soon at Madenat Recycling Facility in Dubai Investment Park 2, Dubai, UAE.

Environment Day’s #OneGreenHabit

World Environment Day is an initiative of United Nations to create awareness and inspire actions for environment protection. Since 1974, the world is been celebrating Environment Day on June 5th, every year. As a responsible recycler, Madenat Recycling celebrates environment day all year long through its actions. So on this special occasion we are encouraging others to contribute in environment sustainability through our campaign, #OneGreenHabit ! Through various platforms, we are helping good people start at least one habit that will help the earth get cleaner & greener.

We believe that everyone follows even one habit, collectively it will have a much larger positive impact on the planet. There are numerous habits to choose from. Below are a few examples,

 

We encourage you to share your good habits to motivate others by filling them here>> https://forms.gle/XrygmR4S3C8YY7bZ6

We have been receiving some wonderful responses to our #OneGreenHabit from around the world. Below are some responses.

The best way to save yourself is to save others.

James Wood from USA

You have a moral obligation to your future generation. Please reduce, recycle, reuse natural resources

Munir Mujavar from Canada

Collect all plastics and use them for their fuel value by incineration. All plastics originate from oil. This is done in Europe

Peter Paine from UK

Let’s Monitor Our Energy Consumption and be Energy Efficient.

Enock Nyanaro from Kenya

Safe life begins with clean planet.

Ibrahim Absa from Palestine

Join the tribe. Start your #OneGreenHabit on the occasion of World Environment Day 2021! Let us know in the comments below which green habit are you starting and if you are not able to zero down on any one, we will help you do so. Let us make our planet better together.

 

Earth Day Every Day!

As a responsible recycler, we celebrate Earth Day everyday. But on the occasion we would like to provide you with some ideas you can follow to make this cleaner and greener by every coming Earth Day. If everyone takes atleast one of the following green pledges, our planet will breath again.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Buy only if needed
  • Use energy-saving bulbs
  • Conserve Water
  • Minimize Plastic usage
  • Plant trees
  • Carpool
  • Walk/bike/take public transport
  • Shop wisely
  • Restore our earth

These are just a few idea that we can think of. Do read our other blogs to be well informed about all the environment sustainability efforts we can take to save the planet. Do suggest more actions to be taken to reduce our carbon footprint and restore our planet.

5 Global E waste Statistics

We threw away a lot of money by dumping the E waste last year. Do you want to know how much money? Let us tell you the exact figures.

  • 53.6 Million ton of E waste was generated just in the year of 2019 by us all.

Asia generated the highest quantity of E waste, and to add to that, United Arab Emirates was one of the higher E waste generator countries in the continent. But that is no surprise. Our better economy is leading to a higher living standard which encourages additional use of electrical and electronic equipment. So much so, that they have now become indispensable to our lifestyle. There is nothing wrong in the excess usage of electronics, but once they are out of use, we need to dispose them off the right way.

  • Only 17.4% of the total E waste generated was recycled, leaving 44.3 Million ton of the E Waste unattended to harm the environment.

Since most e waste isn’t documented well, we can assume that it got mixed with other waste streams such as plastic or metal waste. Even though those streams may have been recycled, recovery of all valuable material isn’t possible through those. Hence it is not a preferred recycling for E Waste.

  • Approximately 47 Billion USD worth Iron, Copper, Gold was wasted in the non-recycled Electronic waste

E waste is an urban mine. We can extract the ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals from the electronics and reuse them in the manufacturing. But instead, we are throwing those and extracting new from the ores emptying natural resources. If we reuse the metals from E waste recycling it will positively impact the global economy as well as the planet.

  • 98 Million Ton of CO2 equivalent was released in the atmosphere from the poorly managed E Waste

Temperature exchange equipment such as refrigerators, Air conditioners may contain greenhouse gases. Since those were not handled properly, it has contributed to global warming with massive amount of CO2 equivalents releasing in the environment. If we handle the electronics in an environmentally sound manner, we can also control global warming to a certain level.

  • By 2030 we will generate double the amount of E Waste

If we do not learn to recycle now, we are going to be in a BIG trouble by 2030. The estimated E waste generation per person is going to be 9 Kgs per year. Hence the total amount of E waste generation in 2030 will be double than what we generated in 2014. We are doubling the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in just 16 year but recycling rate is not increasing in the needed pace. So now we need to be more responsible and recycle as much E waste as we can to be able to provide a better environment to our kids and future generations.

We hope that these statistics will give you a better understating of how gigantic this E Waste problem is. We are doing our bit by recycling the e waste in Dubai Municipality approved and environmentally sound manner. But you need to do your bit of handing over the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment to us for certified recycling and not throwing them in the waste bins or giving to the informal or non-approved recyclers.

Top 4 Excuses

Top 4 Excuses Used To Avoid Recycling

Not many of us understand the importance of recycling…But instead of digging deeper to find solution, some try to get away with silly excuses. Here are the Top 4 excuses irresponsible people use, to avoid recycling.

I don’t create that much waste

Really? As per global data, every human being on earth produces over 600 Kgs of trash a year. So, which one is it, you are not a human or you don’t’ live on earth? From food, clothes, shelter to electronics, lighting equipment to all the plastic that it is wrapped in… everything we use, has the ability to turn into trash. So next time someone tells you they don’t create crap, tell them that their crap starts from that sentence itself.

Recycling process is very tedious

Yes, it is a tedious process. The recycler segregates the trash, puts it in massive recycling machines which than separates the plastic, metals and other items, which they package and downstream to manufacturers again…But we do not have to worry about all that, do we? We just need to keep a recycling bin in our house and once it is full, give it to the nearest recycler. Was that tedious? Well…NO!

Why should I pay for recycling?

Didn’t we just mention all the hassle a recycler has to go through to recycle? It takes manpower and massive machinery to recycle the items we provide them. But by investing in all that now, they make sure that we don’t make the environment any more inhabitable for us and our future generations. We should pay the minimal service charge to the people who are saving the environment on our behalf. Isn’t that only fair?

What is my benefit?

Our planet is already getting inhabitable with all the plastic in oceans, chemicals in land and dust in air. So, if you wish to stay happy on the planet, you need to first make the planet happy. Isn’t cleaner air, healthier soil and fresh water benefit enough? Think!

Now next time when you come across anyone who is giving excuses for not recycling…you know how to answer them. You are not one of them, are you?

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