This photo is actually the back of a television remote control. I’ve seen this symbol before but I’m not exactly sure what it means and why it appears on some products and not others. Anyone know??
Inside Waste Weekly is the trade magazine for the Waste Management Association of Australia. I’ve only just recently stumbled upon it.
What I’d really love you to do is to have a quick look here http://www.china-pix.com/multimedia/guiyu/
Then have a close look at the advertising included in the header of the Inside waste weekly website shown here.
Sometimes I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry…
Herald Sun march 2009
You might remember the battle I faced with my old Ipod and the dying batteries. See the previous post here.
Recently in the Herald Sun newspaper there was a lift out special concerned solely with the iPod.
The above image has been lifted directly from the article. Don’t be fooled. Apple make sexy products, no disputing that. Their products however are nowhere near as green as the company makes out.
You make up your own mind.
Three years ago I bought an apple iPod shuffle (see above). I bought it brand new and have been using it primarily to learn a language. It’s been fantastic! I used to always marvel at it’s simplicity. No moving parts. Nothing can go wrong I thought… WRONG!
Recently I began to notice that my ipod shuffle was not re-charging properly. I took the unit into an apple store and almost on cue I heard those words that just send a shudder of frustration right through me. You know the ones:
“I’m sorry sir but it would be cheaper to by a new one.”
Well you bunch of apples…I can’t just throw my ipod in the bin, and what I want to know is, what are you prepared to do about it?
Here is a page I have found on the apple website.
I’m going to give it a go.
The problem I have with this however, is that you never really know what will happen to your old ipod. By sending your old electronic equipment back to a ‘recycling scheme somewhere’, we, the consumers are not recycling. We are merely sending our ‘stuff’ somewhere else, and the manufacturers think that this is going to help soften the guilt.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…recycling is a wan#$k!!! It’s an excuse to produce and consume more!
What on earth can go wrong with a machine that has absolutely no moving parts and consumes about as much power as an ant on a holiday??
to be continued…
The thing is, it hasn’t been working. Immediately I thought of the batteries. After taking the batteries out of winnie the pooh and placing them into the remote I hit the button and guess what? It still wasn’t working.
As it turns out, I placed one of the four AAA’s in the wrong way around, but, for a split second, I had that horrible contemporary wirlpool of thought that goes something like this:
“the remotes broken now what on earth am I going to do? How am I going to get it fixed? What’s inside it? Can It be opened? If I try to open it I’ll have no warranty! I ‘ve got no warranty anyway, it’s about four years old! Geez is that old? I don’t think so! It shouldn’t break after just four years, should it? But four years isn’t a lot these days when it comes to electrical ‘stuff’! Who could I take it to? How much would it cost? Would they be able to fix it? Would it be worth it? It’d be cheaper to get a new one……WHAT’LL I DO WITH THE OLD ONE? HELP!!!!!
e-waste, don’t get me started!