July 2014

eWaste Recycling in Bangalore, India

By |2018-01-17T18:20:58+05:30July 31st, 2014|

What happens to our old cellphones and laptops, used batteries and discarded lights and other appliances? Sometimes we trade in the old for new. Many retailers take our old eWaste and often just channel it into the informal sector, whereby it finally ends up in landfills. From here, the poisonous chemicals like mercury, cadmium etc seep [...]

Good to know: LED Lamps

By |2018-01-17T18:20:58+05:30July 30th, 2014|

Trends: Industry predictions are that human society will move away from incandescent light bulbs to LED lamps in about a decade or two. People like smaller electricity bills. Environmentalists want less energy wastage as heat. Haitz's Law states that "every decade, the cost per lumen (unit of useful light emitted) falls by a factor of 10, and the [...]