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Giving Thanks

Pinecone-Turkeys-Craft            For the gifts of family and friends, we give thanks. It’s that time of year when we express our appreciation for those we hold dear. We join on Thanksgiving to commemorate the very first gathering with native fare.

Looking to our sense of compassion and humility, we find the true spirit of the season. No matter how, where, or with whom we gather together, the feeling of family is present. The ritual of meeting and eating somehow brings hearts close with conversation, laughter, and camaraderie. We share with those who bring us joy.

We give thanks for those who mean the most to us; but also, for all that we have. Our clients are our lifeblood and no holiday would be complete without a heartfelt thank you for the gift of their business and friendship. Thank you never seems to be enough.

As we ponder on all that we have, we must first remember our incredible gift of life…why we live, where we live, with whom, and most importantly, how we live. Make each day count, remain positive, love one another, and show gratitude always. We have so much to be grateful for, and need to realize that each day.

We, at Blue Star Company Inc. are grateful for you, and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Why is e-waste growing?

E-waste is growing exponentially simply because the market in which these products are produced is also growing rapidly as many parts of the world cross the so called ‘digital divide’. For example, between 2000 and 2005, the Organisation of Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) notes a 22% growth in Information Communication Technology (ICT) in China1.

Furthermore, China was the 6th largest ICT market in 2006, after the US, Japan, Germany, UK and France.2 This is astounding when one considers that just ten years ago, under 1% of China’s population owned a computer3. Computers are only one part of the e-waste stream though, as we see that in the EU in 2005, fridges and other cooling and freezing appliances, combined with large household appliances, accounted for 44% of total e-waste, according to UNU’s Study supporting the 2008 Review of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.4 Rapid product innovations and replacement, especially in ICT and office equipment, combined with the migration from analogue to digital technologies and to flat-screen TVs and monitors, for example, are fuelling the increase. Economies of scale have given way to lower prices for many electrical goods, which has increased global demand for many products that eventually end up as e-waste.

Call us for your e-waste recycling needs

Blue Star Electronics, LLC (e-waste recycling company)

(510) 259-1879