How E-waste harms our environment?
A growing problem: Electronic waste may be defined as discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment devices, mobile phones, television sets and refrigerators. Due to rapid changes in technology, media and falling prices there is a fast-growing surplus of e-waste around the globe.
Toxic Chemicals: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 15-20% of e-waste is recycled, the rest of these electronics go directly into landfills and incinerators. E-waste contains toxic chemicals such as mercury and CFC’s that have been linked to cancer and harms the environment.
How Just Junk helps?
We recycle: Recycling is the most effective solution to the growing e-waste problem. Various materials, including metals and plastics, can be recovered for future uses. This way, natural resources are conserved, and air and water pollution caused by hazardous disposal is avoided.
We reuse: Some components can be reused in assembling new computer products, while others are reduced to metals that can be reused for construction, flatware, batteries, and even jewelry.
We dispose safely: harmful materials and components that cannot be reused or recycled are safely disposed of by our hazardous waste division.
Contribute to ethical recycling by dropping off all your e-waste at our Claremont branch or call us 021 80 111 00 for collection.
At Just Junk we believe in supporting local businesses with similar values and goals to our own. There are many good reasons for ‘going green’ – it helps cutting operating costs, it is healthier for employees, enhances your business reputation and thus leads to business growth – and as if these weren’t good enough reasons – it also helps save the planet!
Ecobox Eco-Friendly Moving Solutions was launched in June 2012 with a dream of providing a superior and more efficient product to move in, while at the same time greening the removals industry.
No more endless saggy, soggy cardboard boxes and rolls of tacky packing tape needed – bring on the ECOBOX! – a tough fully recyclable plastic handled and lidded box for easy packing and stacking. Rent one of their packages, tailored for your move – they’re delivered complete with a trolley for a really smooth move, and all collected once you’re done.
Our 70L Ecoboxes are much stronger than cardboard boxes, they have grab-handles for easy lifting and won’t crumple with heavy loads- can carry up to 30kg’s per Ecobox and 7 laden Ecoboxes high. What’s more, there is no more need for packing tape or sticky labels. Windows on our Ecoboxes ensure that all your contents can be labelled on supplied recycled paper! Your Ecobox is then sealed with eco-seals.
How you can help us, protect the environment?
Each Ecobox can be used 400 times before recycling – most cardboard boxes end up in landfills.This saves 3.5 trees per Ecobox lifespan. Move with Ecoboxes and save trees! Furthermore 1% of Ecobox hire revenue is donated to Food and Trees for Africa (click here for more) for the planting of trees in the townships to offset our carbon omissions and improve the quality of life for all South Africans.
If you are a small business in South Africa and are concerned about minimizing the environmental impact of un-sustainable development and growth – feel free to drop us a line and we will promote you on all our social media outlets!