Going Green and recycling are integral parts of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of what you can do to help keep your environment healthy and sustainable. If you are getting organized and need to rent a self storage unit in Long Beach, CA you can also recycle your e-waste instead of throwing it away.
An important aspect of protecting the environment is utilizing electronics recycling and proper e-waste disposal, especially computer recycling, according to the EPA. Choosing to recycle electronics versus setting them on the curb on garbage day or throwing them into a dumpster is going Green in a big way.
One of the worst options for disposing of electronics is sending them to a landfill. Not only is this practice wasteful, it is also extremely harmful as toxins and chemicals contaminate the earth and water supply as, over time, they leach out of the electronic waste.
Environmentally friendly alternatives to sending outdated or unusable electronic equipment to the landfill are becoming better known. For example, an organization known as Greenspot Dropoff now makes it easier to find a convenient location to take your unwanted computer, tv and related electronics for safe disposal. Best of all, the service is free.
Greenspot Dropoff was founded in California in 2009 to promote as well as provide a responsible way to dispose of e-waste. Currently most Greenspot Dropoff locations are in California and Texas. Greenspot’s goal is to build out and establish electronics recycling drop off locations within 10 miles of most population centers in the USA.
So what can you recycle at Greenspot Dropoff? With the exception of appliances, if you can plug it in and it has a circuit board, they will accept it: televisions, fax machines, oscilloscopes, computer monitors, optical drives, PC boards, DVD players, laptops, VCRs, keyboards, printers, radios, computer mice, and stereo components are all eligible. They’ll also take cables and cords.
On March 9th of 2012, the e-waste recycling program received a significant boost when Greenspot Dropoff announced an alliance with Extra Space self storage facilities including 48 of their locations in California. Extra Space Self Storage is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is the second largest self storage provider in the United States.
Now businesses and individuals in cities like Long Beach, California can take advantage of e-waste recycling at self storage unit rental providers and the community will benefit not only environmentally, but financially as well. Extra Space and Greenspot have pledged to donate one dollar to schools and charitable organizations for each CRT monitor, television, computer, flat screen and laptop brought to any participating Extra Space location for recycling.
Regardless of whether you live in the areas currently served by Greenspot Dropoff and their partners like Extra Space, it will benefit you and future generations to recycle your e-waste at a facility or drop off that will dispose of it properly. An online search usually will provide locations in your area. Your earth will love you for it.
Safety Features of Modern Road Rollers Prevent Fatal Accidents.
The construction takeoff in China has already claimed a number of casualties, literally. A road roller ran out of control and caused two deaths in Yunan Province recently. This isn’t an isolated incident; another road roller accident in Hangzhou resulted in one more death. The tragedy here is that these deaths could have been avoided with simple mechanical safety precautions. Here are a few common safety measures implemented in modern road rollers:
- A dead man’s lever cuts operation of the machine when released. This prevents the equipment from rolling out of control.
- Engines cut to an idle speed immediately when not in operation. This reduces wear on the engine, fuel consumption, and noise pollution.
- A combined clutch and engine shut-off means that if the engine is ever off, the machine is in gear and unable to roll. The vibration of an idling motor can set the machine rolling, especially on downhill slopes.
With safe operation and smart engineering, hopefully no more will lose their lives to road rollers.
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Terex Corporation Acquiring Remcom S.R.L.
Terex Corporation is paving the way to acquire the privately-held Remcom S.R.L. According to a recent announcement, Terex has acquired 33% of Remcom and has established an agreement for the rest of the acquisition. Terex Cranes President Rick Nichols expressed his view that this acquisition will bolster his company’s stability
“This investment helps ensure long-term stability for an important part of our tower crane product portfolio, and reflects our commitment to strengthen and build our tower crane business,” Nichols said. “Recom has a demonstrated culture of innovation that will contribute to our new product development, and we are pleased to make this commitment to the company and its team members with whom we have worked for several years.”
Remcom established a reputation for producing high quality luffing jib cranes since its establishment in 2003. The company relied upon Terex’s global distribution system for sales, so it’s no surprise the business relationship ended in wholesale acquisition. Exact terms of the agreement haven’t been disclosed.
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