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Recycling – What To Recycle And What To Do With It

If you’re new to the world of recycling, you may feel overwhelmed and unable to tell where to start. Guest author Caroline Jones takes a look at the major categories of waste that can be recycled and what to do with them. Continue reading

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7 Hazardous Household Materials

In the effort to keep our homes as clean, safe and environmentally friendly as possible, reducing our use of hazardous materials will be high on the list of priorities. It is important to know about the potential dangers of the products we habitually use and become more aware of the available alternatives. Continue reading

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7 Ways To Reuse Plastic Bags

Plastic bags can be very useful but they are hard to destroy and cause pollution. Guest author, Andrew Mitchell, gives us a few ideas to help us reuse the bags we have while encouraging us to look for alternatives. Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Pest Repellents for the Garden

Pest control is necessary and important to the serious gardener. Chemical pesticides are not the only options. With careful use, eco-friendly alternatives are safer and just as effective. Continue reading

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The Eco-Friendly Bathroom: Modern & Green

With some innovation, any room in your home can be greener. Guest author, Chuck Stevens, explores interesting ways to swap out fixtures and other bathroom accessories in order to save money, increase the worth of the home, and preserve valuable resources. Continue reading

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Auto Industry Becoming More Green?

The subject of the auto industry and the environment usually centers on fuel choice and fuel economy. However, as Ford is showing, reuse and recycling also has a role to play. Continue reading

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Recycled and Recyclable Toner Cartridges

It is an easy decision to move to recycled and recyclable toner cartridges. With no loss of quality or increase in price you can help to keep old cartridges out of landfill, reduce waste and reduce pollution. Continue reading

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Green Jobs With an Environmental Degree

It is always good to have an idea of available employment when choosing your college degree. Environmental studies is no exception. In this article, guest author, Jeff Jordan, give some ideas of the types of employment you might expect if you take an environmental science degree. Continue reading

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Innovative Eco-Houses in the UK

Advanced eco-building and sustainable living demonstrated through four of the UK’s most innovative eco-building projects. Council houses made from straw, an 1840′s retro-build and two modern eco-houses make a fascinating show-case of what can be achieved. Continue reading

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Dear New Year, Here are Five Climatic and Environmental Wishes For 2013

Guest author, Scott Ryan, sends us his five climatic and environmental New Year wishes for 2013 in the form of a letter. Continue reading

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Alternative Charity Donations – Recyclables

There are many ways to recycle and reuse including donating your unwanted things to charity. Mobile phones, toner and ink cartridges are among the things which charities can turn into hard cash. Continue reading

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Save Money with Energy Efficient Windows

If your home heating and electricity bills seem to be inexplicably rising, it may be time for window replacements. Energy efficient windows will help you to stop leaking both heat and money. Continue reading

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Organic Food Products

Food packaging and marketing bombards us with claims such as “organic”, “natural”, “free-range”, “hormone free” and the promise of a greener and healthier lifestyle. But what do these claims actually mean? Continue reading

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Recycling to Keep Paper out of America’s Landfills

Paper is highly compostable. It is also one of the easiest materials to recover for reutilization. So, why is there so much paper waste in American landfills? Why is paper 40% of our landfills and the largest category of solid waste? Continue reading

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Recycling Computer Hardware

While some types of product do not lend themselves particularly well to the recycling process, present-day computers offer extremely good potential for responsible disposal. Despite this, there are certain chemicals found in most computers that must be disposed of carefully and with expertise. Continue reading

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2 Eco-Friendly Techniques to Eradicate Rats and Mice

Because of the dangers of rodenticides to health and also since these substances are very toxic, it’s imperative to follow EPA guidelines in order to safeguard yourself, your family and pets, as well as the environment. But apart from using rodenticides, you can also focus on eco-friendly techniques to get rid of nasty rats and mice. Here are 2 options you should definitely consider. Continue reading

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What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Mattress

Purchasing an eco-friendly mattress is not just about looking for tags that say it’s eco-friendly or all-natural. It’s about asking for more information – how was it made? What are the materials used? Some 100% organic or natural products might not be as green as you would like. Continue reading

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How To Save Energy In The Home

Saving energy and cutting down on carbon emissions helps preserve the environment for future generations, but if that isn’t enough to motivate you, it also saves you money. A few simple measures can have a significant impact on your energy bills. Continue reading

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Four Questions About Hard Water and its Treatment

If your water seems to have a strange fragrance or it leaves a lot of colorful deposits on your appliances, chances are you have “hard water.” It isn’t necessarily as bad or as complicated as you might think. We look at some hard water questions and their answers. Continue reading

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Cardboard – Slightly More Interesting Than You’d Think

Cardboard is used in the transportation of 90% of products in the US, accounts for 20% of all municipal waste, and, of course, it should be recycled. But did you know it can be used to break a sky diver’s 80 mph fall or make cheap copies of vinyl records? Continue reading

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