The citizens of Monterey Park in the northeast of Calgary in Canada are engaged in a fight to stop a cell phone tower being built in their community – for the second time. Homeowners in the neighborhood are outraged by plans by Shaw Communications to erect a twenty five meter high cell phone tower in the parking lot of a local church.
In an article by Fox News online, journalist Garrett Tenney makes a point. Most of us are highly dependent on our cell phones when it comes to being able to locate contact numbers. However, what happens if we lost it? What if, like in Japan, there was a crisis and our cell phones were swept away? Would we have an alternative to fall back on?
Students at Pelham Memorial High School in the United States have been given a lesson in the importance of recycling their old cell phones and other electronic goods, courtesy of a state of the art recycling plant. The students were taken on a tour of the WeRecycle! plant, which is situated in Mount Vernon in the state of New York The plant recycles around one hundred million pounds worth of electronic waste each and every year. The tour was staged as part of “Education Month”.
Los Altos High School is doing its best to encourage people to “go green”. The Associated Student Body recently put its money where its mouth is by staging a recycling event on Saturday the 5th March where local residents could bring in and drop off their old cell phones and other electronic waste.
Those looking to recycle old cell phones and other electronic goods will have a spot of bother in Florence County in South Carolina in the United States. Florence County recycling sites will stop accepting used cell phones and other forms of e-waste as of the first of July this year, with those that try to do the right thing and recycle their e-waste at the sites even being up for a fine if they do so after that date.
Now, I will start by saying that I did not double-check the figures of what I am about to talk about; but the statistics, which come from a site called Waste Management World, look close to other things I have read. So I feel safe in presenting them here. If they are wrong, it will not be by much.
Keeping your cell phone free of bacteria has often been discussed as a hygiene issue, but people may be surprised by the results of an experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada. Keeping a cell phone clean is actually a whole lot less complicated than some might think, judging from the results of the study.
Those wishing to recycle old cell phones, along with other electrical goods, in California now have a much easier time of it than ever before. Over nine and a half million households in the US state, more than eighty-three percent, are now within ten miles or less of their nearest drop-off point where they can safely dispose of used cell phones and other forms of waste for the purposes of recycling. Even better, around seven million of those, around six out of every ten households, is actually within five miles. There are now no less than two hundred and thirty-five collection points for e-waste throughout California.
RhineTech Computer Repair LLC has put its money where its mouth is in terms of being environmentally responsible by signing up with the cell phone recycling company known as Call2Recycle. Call2Recycle is the only program in the whole of North America, which collects rechargeable batteries and old cell phones for the purposes of recycling, and RhineTech Computer Repair LLC has joined with the company in order to prove its commitment to a more ‘green’ way of doing business in the twenty first century.
A Taiwanese professor has developed a new smart phone application, which could save your life in the event you find yourself trapped beneath a building.
The new application, which is called Mobile Saviour, was inspired by the recent events in Japan. The creator, Liang Chih-hsiung is an associate professor of multimedia and game science at the Lunghwa University of Science and Technology located in New Taipei City, Taiwan.