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Recycle Ink/Toner Cartridges

Ink -  what is it good for?  Documents, photos, even printing on fabric.  We use a lot of this stuff and we're left with a lot of empty cartridges which are made of 40% plastic, 40% metal, rubber, paper foam and toner.  We make choices about what to do - refill, recycle or throw cartridges away.  Just to make the last option less appealing, below are some places in the Lower Mainland where you can recycle cartridges.  Read more »

Recycle CDs and DVDs

CDs and DVDs can be recycled! Cool, huh? I didn't know this until I came across the information by accident. While there's no vouching for the safety of recycling backup discs of your documents when you drop them in a store's communal bin, this is a great option for other coasters or discs that are scratched beyond repair. Read more »

Phone Battery Recycling

Cell Phone Batteries

It's a reality - at some point the old cell phone battery just isn't charging anymore.  Rather than throwing it in the trash and introducing heavy metals and pollutants into the environment, below is a short list of locations which accept cell phone batteries.  This list is by no means complete, as there are a multitude of excellent options available in the community for recycling cell and cordless phone batteries. Read more »

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Lights & Tubes

There has been strong encouragement to use Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) as an alternative to incandescent lights due to energy savings.

CFLs contain traces of mercury and, as such, are hazardous when broken. This article details instructions on how to carefully clean up a broken CFL and provides information on how bulbs are safely recycled. Read more »

Version Control Primer - Drupal Flavoured

Do you sort your project files by the most recent email copy you have? Time to get your projects under Version Control. Read more »

Rechargeable and Alkaline Battery Recycling

There are many reasons to recycle batteries rather than throwing them in the garbage but the most common is to avoid lead, corrosive acids and heavy metals contained in batteries from polluting the environment after these substances enter through groundwater, surface water or rain (source: http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/44363.aspx).

Recycling alkaline and rechargeable batteries is easier than ever, with many dropoff locations in every city.  Read more »

Improve conversions with basic marketing tests

Organizations of all sizes have always been able to test their market using traditional mediums, making various tweaks to improve returns. Whether this is the encyclopedia salesperson testing a sales strategy or a hotel chain adjusting uniforms, given proper testing, results can be measured and acted upon.

For an online business, these same practices have often been just as applicable for the web. However, due to the technical nature of the work, implementing online market testing has been out of reach for the average small business owner. Read more »

Have the kids forgotten snake?

A good friend of mine sent me a link to a new Snake game this morning:

I admit, I'm a dinosaur when it comes to video games, so I cringed upon reading Nokia as the company that originally produced the game.

The website itself sells the game remarkably well, and it really is something to behold. I assure you, even if the game is not appearing, try checking out the link. Read more »

Computer Hardware Recycling

ISI has always believed strongly in recycling computer hardware, from re-using RAM to boost the speed of older machines to building new computers out of scrap parts.  That said, at some point systems and parts pass their expiry date.  Rather than contributing to the landfill, free options are available for recycling computer hardware and peripherals, either by donating to charity or via electronic waste programs.  Below is a short list of some recycling options for the Lower Mainland: Read more »

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