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Tokyo Municipality Starts Recycling Rare Metals from Used Home Appliances

The city of Chofu in Tokyo started a new program in November 2010 for recycling components such as electric circuit boards and hard disks from home appliances, collected as bulky waste. This is the first program of its kind in any of the municipalities in Tokyo. The city collects over 11,000 pieces of used home […]

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The importance of recycling rare earth metals and minerals

“Rare earth” doesn’t mean a patch of soil that’s endangered as such. It refers to a series of metallic elements that while plentiful, are difficult to find in commercially viable quantities. The elements include: Scandium Yttrium Lanthanum Cerium Praseodymium Neodymium Promethium Samarium Europium Gadolinium Terbium Dysprosium Holmium Erbium Thulium Ytterbium Lutetium Compounds of these elements […]

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Environmental Tips – How to Go Green (Video)

Some tips and suggestions for going green and doing your part to save the environment. With Earth Hour fresh in our minds, let us try to do something eco-friendly every day.  With home recycling, always try to reuse or ‘re-purpose’ before recycling (see Recycling vs. Reusing).  When it comes to water, this precious commodity can […]

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Home Recycling Tips

Recycling saves energy, landfill space and natural resources. Home recycling requires a trivial amount of time, yet offers substantial benefit to the homeowner as well as the environment. According to the EPA, the national recycling rate is just 30%. Increasing materials recycling in the US to 60% could save the equivalent of 315 million barrels […]

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