Category: Reduce Reuse Recycle

  • Appliance Repair and Fighting Planned Obsolescence

    Appliance Repair and Fighting Planned Obsolescence

    I maintain 3 sets of appliances: home, basement suite; and rental property. Recently I’ve had a rash of breakdowns. I thought I’d document my experience here. Kenmore Superduty Washing Machine: Age 25 years It turned out to be a $10 part off Amazon (OEM part $25). In this case the no-name part is working (but…

  • More Research on plastic recycling in alberta

    This post is just a list of businesses that make use of waste plastic. Some may be able to help divert my small amount of plastic waste from recycling computers and other scrap materials. Glass Recycling I have been working on a glass crushing machine to make cullet out of glass bottles and other waste…

  • Some E-Waste Links on the Internet

    I was just doing a little cruising on the internet and found a few sites that have some high-level, “global thinking” information on the ewaste / e-waste issues facing humanity. In no particular order: Electronics recycling is something I do at home here as an ecological hobby. I break down the components and then the…

  • Day Binning

    Real heroes save useful items from the trash every day. People with careers, investments and a desire to reduce waste poke their noses into garbage bins