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Using the Tech to Have a Greener Lifestyle

It is not only about preserving the Earth for the younger generations. It is also about saving the people today. The statistics say that the effect of pollution kill as many people as HIV or malaria (Linze Rice, Curiosity.com). Therefore, everybody should do their share and try to live a more eco-friendly life. This goes with your tech choices, as well. There are some that things that can teach you how to use your tech more responsibly and incorporate it into your green lifestyle.

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Solar Powered Gadgets

One way of contributing to the green ideas and movement is to be aware of your energy consumption. If the solar panels are way out of your pay range, you need to figure out what is not. There are many gadgets, like solar powered speakers, mobile phone chargers or similar devices that you can buy. You can find tablet cases that gather solar energy and add more battery time. There are some emergency chargers that can be mounted on the glass windows for quicker charging. In this way, you will contribute to reducing your ecological footprint and reduce the usage of fossil fuels.

Recycling the Batteries

Obviously, you should opt for the rechargeable batteries whenever possible. When you are done with them, make sure that you take them to the nearest recycling center. They will probably tell you that you should not throw them together with the alkaline batteries. Some of the centers don't recycle one time batteries but there are those that do. Every battery has something that can be reused. The most of the materials used to build your car battery will be reused, for example. Therefore, make sure that you sort the batteries first and then find the battery recycling center.

Disposing the Old Tech

People replace their TVs, mobile phones and computers faster than ever. Their old gadgets sometimes work and sometimes, they are broken. Either way, they can be reused or recycled. Old phones, tablets and computers that still can be used, should be donated or given to those that can still use them. If a computer is broken, it is better that you take it apart and sell the healthy and functional parts. You can get more money for it that way. For example, a good gaming graphic card can be resold at a good price. The last resort is to throw your tech into waste. These gadgets contain lead and mercury which are very toxic. That is why it is important to find a recycling company that will not just send the tech off to the developing countries, but truly recycle it.

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Energy Saving Appliances

Appliances made to conserve energy and consume just the necessary amounts have been around for a while now. They are the washing machines, dishwashers, TVs and other things you use every day. To be sure to search the products that have Energy Star approval. Another way that you can use the modern technology to save energy is to install the energy saving light bulbs, find power adapters for the old appliances and make a home automated lighting. Check all the ways that you can use thermostats and timers for the appliances in your home. Programmable thermostats allow you maximum of efficiency when it comes to using your energy wisely.

Besides the many simple ways that you can choose to reduce your eco footprint, getting the latest technological advancements to help you in that is a smart move. There are several ways to do this when it comes to technology. You can dispose of it correctly or use it to make the most of the alternative energy sources. You can also make sure that it helps you plan your energy consumption. It takes just a little bit of time and effort to get informed about this and you are ready to start changing your life.

Contributed by http://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/

A post by Dan Radak (3 Posts)

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Dan Radak is a Cloud Computing security professional. Currently employed as a consultant in couple of e-commerce companies. Lately, he has been interested in business promotion. In his free time he likes travelling. You can reach him on Twitter.

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