For every electrical appliance that is produced or sold, valuable and rare raw materials are mined and processed. Starting today, we want to go on an electrical fast. This doesn’t mean that you can’t buy any more new appliances, but rather that you should use them in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way possible.
How to do that? Here are a few tips:
- Don’t charge your smartphone overnight: If you charge your phone overnight, it often remains plugged in for several hours after being fully charged. This reduces the capacity of the smartphone battery & nothing is more annoying than a weak battery.
- Do not choose a new smartphone when renewing your contract: Often providers entice you with cheap cell phones when you sign a new contract. Ask for a credit and keep taking your still fully functional smartphone.
- Use your smartphone for many different purposes: A cell phone can now replace many electrical devices that you used to buy in addition. You no longer need an MP3 player, a navigation device or a small, additional digital camera. This can save a lot of electrical waste in the long run. So take advantage of all the features of your smartphones.
- Recycle your old devices: On average, there are more old electrical appliances than plants in German households – #whattheschrott. Take a day, sort out old electrical appliances and hand them in. This is the only way the cycle can work! More information on where you can drop off your old devices and what happens to them at www.cirecon.de/gogreen.
Go Green – Go digital!
Stay Save! Your CIRECON Team