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What Happens to Our Cell Phones When They Die or Get Thrown Away?

What Happens to Cell Phones When They Die

recyled old mobile phones

If you’re anything like most Americans, you probably have a drawer somewhere in your house that serves as something of a cell phone graveyard. Your old flip phones, and first, second, third, and fourth generation smart phones, rattle around in there every time you open the drawer by mistake, their batteries long-since dead.

They’re waiting to get thrown away or recycled the next time you move. You may want to read on and find out the difference between what happens to a cell phone that gets recycled, and one that just ends up in the landfill. Spoiler alert: recycling is ALWAYS the way to go. Continue reading

The Environmental Impact of Meat

The True Cost of Meat

Meat and the Environment

Meat and the Environment

Cultivating animals for food has profound ecological consequences. When you include the land, food, water, and energy it takes, the cost is astonishing. So the next time you’re eying that delicious, fatty steak in the supermarket, consider some of the following:

Animal farms use a tremendous amount of land. 30% of the Earth’s land mass is used for raising animals, grazing, and growing animal feed. That makes it the most land intensive industry in the world. Over 260 million acres of forest have been cleared to grow animal feed crops in the U.S. and worldwide, more than 7 acres of land are being bulldozed every minute to clear more room for livestock production. Continue reading