One of the most important things we can do to live a green lifestyle is to reduce, re-use and recycle. Learn the basics of recycling and composting and how to implement it in your own home. Also learn how to properly dispose of tricky things like computers and electronics. Stop adding to landfills by following simple tips and tricks. You may even save some money as well!
This is the story of a can. The humble can is home to so many different varieties of foods and beverages, but you may not know that aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. Learn more about the story of the humble can.
When it comes to plastics, recycling may not be enough to take care of the problem. In fact, we’d be better off if more consumers would practice a fourth “R”: Refusal. Read more about the complex problem of plastic-recycling.
In Europe and the US we are fast running out of locations suitable for landfill sites to store our household rubbish. Use of the existing sites is becoming very costly; so should we begin to re-use or recycle? Take the quiz and find out about these alternative methods for dealing with our waste.
All the world’s garbage ends up in landfills in third-world countries or at home. Plastic manufacturers are doing something about how plastic decomposes and other companies are making packaging from plant-based materials only. Consumers have a few choices available now and more coming in the future
A fire extinguisher is a valuable appliance that no home should be without. However, the question becomes what to do with a fire extinguisher when you need to get rid of an old one. Can it be recycled or reused? Learn your options for dealing with an older or discharged fire extinguisher.
Upcycling is a way to recycle products so they do not go to waste. An old drawer can be upcycled in numerous ways, and will give you a container for storing any number of items after it has been refurbished.
Choosing recycled shoes is easier now than it was 10 years ago, but finding them is not as easy as it may seem. Companies vary in the sustainability and transparency of their practices. The top five shoe brands below are environmentally minded and make kid shoes with recycled and natural materials.
Most of us have got at least one old PC case laying around the house. Instead of adding that computer case to the local landfill, repurpose it and keep on using the shell. From organization use to plant housing, there are several ways you can reuse any boxed tower.
Sometimes when decluttering our homes, we find things we’d love to recycle, but that we have no idea what to do with. Many objects that we might otherwise throw away that could be turned into a great craft project or used other innovative ways to recycle.
Should you throw away your cleaning rags? Before you do so, check and see if you need to follow rag disposal guidelines. Some solvents qualify as hazardous and cannot be thrown in the garbage. A MSDS product search provides safety and ingredients information. Check out this article for some tips.
Gardeners seeking to be more ecologically friendly have a range of options they can use to make an individualized effort. One of these options is the use of plant markers made from recycled or repurposed items. Recycled plant markers can be made from a variety of items with minimal preparation.
If you have an old door you are replacing, consider giving it another use. It is possible to repurpose doors into another item. Examples such as shelves, tables, ramps and dividers are discussed below.
Halogen bulbs are brighter and longer lasting than conventional light bulbs. But what exactly are halogen bulbs? And how would you dispose of them? Learn how to dispose of halogen light bulbs safely, both used and unused.
Electricity powered vehicles are becoming more and more common. They are greener and the batteries last longer. When it is time to dispose of the electric battery, there are a few problems that may get in the way.
Are you looking for free recycled wheelchairs or interested in donating wheelchairs to others in need? If so, then you can contact several organizations that coordinate wheelchair donations in the United States and abroad. Learn more about three such programs for providing recycled free wheelchairs.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your beer bottles once you’ve finished drinking the beer and recycled the bottle? Do breweries reuse beer bottles or do they only reuse the melted down glass? The answers are slightly more complicated then you may realize.
Looking to go green and give your home a new look at the same time? Learn how to recycle and reuse things for interior decorations. Items that you would normally throw away can be used to spruce up your place.
This article describes the parts of an e-cigarette and the components of the cartridge and focuses on how to reuse cartridges, when to replace them and outlines the proper disposal of e-cigarette cartridges.