Electronic waste is a component of electronic equipment, which includes a vast array of devices, for example personal computers, tablets, DVD players, printers, office equipment and CD players. People often describe used e-waste as a “dead” material. However, it is usually just a short period of time before it starts to emit toxic gasses and […]
Ever wondered how reforestation works and how it affects the climate? In this short video we go through some reforestation examples and projects, and how forests and these projects affect our world. Remember to share this video if you’ve found it helpful!
Deforestation has dire consequences on the environment. In this quick infographic, we look into the environmental issues of deforestation and the differences between ‘deforestation’ and ‘tree-cutting’.
Environmental protection and economic growth do not always go hand in hand. When it comes to forests, immediate economic gains are often the priority. However, the negative economic effect of deforestation is also great and often ignored, especially in the long run. The economic drivers of deforestation Forests cover around 30% of the Earth’s land […]
From Norway to Nepal, reforestation has become a global symbol of faith for the future. But we must ensure that our excitement about tree planting doesn’t draw away from the fact that it is actually only part of the solution to climate change, and not the whole solution. It is true that planting trees where […]
Where there used to be vibrant forest, images of orangutans in charred ground have become commonplace1. The lungs of the world are burning, but what are the actual environmental issues surrounding deforestation? Firstly, the emotive phrase ‘lungs of the world’ is technically incorrect2. In fact, tropical forests do not contribute significant oxygen to the atmosphere. […]
The total global forest cover is just over 31%1. The Amazon, Central Africa, and South Asia are home to some of the world’s greatest forests. But as populations and resource demand rises, so has deforestation2. In general, deforestation is the act of cutting down trees and the effects are a risk to climate change and […]
The average laptop lasts just three to five years,1 so what do we do with all our old pc and mac laptops? Laptop recycling is the answer. Why Laptop Recycling is So Important We create around 50-million tonnes of electronics waste every year2 when we throw out our old products. That figure is set to […]
How Many Phones Do You Need? The average UK mobile phone user replaces their mobile phone every 18 months, usually keeping the old handset as an unnecessary spare or throwing it away. You can help give your old phone a new life or at the very least recycle its parts by simply giving it into […]