Why choose reclaimed furniture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Using reclaimed furniture to decorate your home is a great way to add a period feel to any room, and to add a touch of rustic beauty to a bland, modern design. However, whether this is really upcycling or reuse and restoration is another question.

Reuse and Reduce

Green Home Blog

Reuse and Reduce! So much of what we throw away doesn’t need to end up in the trash: food waste can be composted, materials like plastics and metals can be recycled, and many products like clothes and appliances can be reused. 5 Easy Ways to Reuse Every Day.

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The ReUse People of America Launches National 2012 ReUse Contest

Green (Living) Review

California-based non-profit expands its “deconstruct and reuse” in first national contest, showcasing innovative projects built predominantly from used materials normally sent to landfills OAKLAND, CA, May 2012 : The ReUse People of America, Inc.

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The Natural Beauty and Sustainability of Reclaimed Wood

Eco Chic

One trend we are happy to see has stuck around is reclaimed wood furniture , which has continued to gain in popularity. Although there are fresh and good woods available for furniture, why consider reclaimed wood furniture? This is a sponsored post.

Reused Bike Chains!

Eco Friendly Daily

Reused Bike Chains! Recent Comments Afzaal Ahmed on How To Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Mouthwash Roses Gifts on The Samsung Reclaim Janna Liliya on Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday: Turkey! Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics. Events. Health. Personal.

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Reclaimed wood planter box with multicolor chevron pattern

EcoFriend

They reused all sort of wood that was lying around the house, leasing a new life to the otherwise considered waste wood. DIY Chevron-Patterned Reclaimed Wood Planter Box. DIY Chevron-Patterned Reclaimed Wood Planter Box. DIY Chevron-Patterned Reclaimed Wood Planter Box. Reclaimed wood can be given various forms, but its best when you can create something useful from it that will last for a long time.

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Landmark study: other people’s drugs enter our bodies through veggies and fruits

Green Prophet

Reclaimed or grey water is touted as a great means to save and reuse water where water resources are thin. Fresh water scarcity worldwide has led to increased use of reclaimed wastewater, as an alternative source for crop irrigation.

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What does it mean to be frugal?

Green (Living) Review

It is also about making do, reusing and repurposing all the way up to upcycling, making things for your use from packaging waste, for instance, including glass jars, which are often the obvious choice for reuse. There is more to frugality than penny-pinching.

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8 Ways & Whys to Reuse Plastic

The Green Changemakers

by Raquel Fagan As many people know, reuse is a step up from recycling. In fact, reuse is the middle-man between reduce and recycle, and some would be surprised at how many opportunities for reuse there really are – once you start looking for them.

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Make use of your dregs

Green (Living) Review

As far as cooking oil or salad oil, whether olive oil or other, reclaimed in this way, is concerned I would not, necessarily, use or recommend its use for culinary purposes, as the oil may become contaminated. reuse

25 Amazingly Cool Treehouses

Green Furniture Home Design

Many of these are made from sustainably sourced materials, like reclaimed hardwood, corrugated steel reused from shipping containers, and many other unique materials that you could only use on projects like these ones. EVERYBODY wants to live in a treehouse.

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Green Tips to Furnish Your Eco-Conscious Home

Eco Friendly Daily

That is the wonderful thing about furniture, in most cases, it can be restored and reused. Avoid reusing these types of furnishings unless it is second hand/hand-me-down from someone you know well. Reclaimed lumbar.

Recycling is bad

Green (Living) Review

Now that products can be recycled and their components be reclaimed – by law in many countries – people think that it it fine to buy a new gadget, even though their old one still works perfectly, as they can recycle it. recycling repair reuse

Flooring for Green Life Smart Life House

Green Life Smart Life

The most used flooring throughout the house is reclaimed hardwoods that have been harvested from an old barn. There are many barns and old buildings that have been set aside to be demolished instead they are harvested and reused as eco friendly flooring. Fireclay is very green in the sense that they recycle their kiln heat, water and all of their manufacturing waste that is reused throughout their business.

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The "Trash" We Can't Get Enough Of

Green (Living) Review

Retailing Reuse Environmentally conscious designers and clients are eager to reclaim resources for their embodied energies and histories. While furniture made from reclaimed materials may retail higher than a piece made from virgin materials, the story can become a key selling point.

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The myth of glass recycling

Green (Living) Review

Instead of breaking up those bottles and jar when we generally put them into the recycling bin still being whole they should be, as bottles were until about 1980, returned and reused. Only reuse it. They are reused for all manner of things.

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More Eco Friendly Furniture Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Some examples of these materials are bamboo, cork, reclaimed barnwood, recycled plastic and pieces made from FSC certified materials. Reclaimed Furniture. Furniture design is becoming not only a study in function and sustainability, its becoming more of an art form.

Which Hardwood Flooring is Most Eco-Friendly?

Green Furniture Home Design

One of the absolute best options is reclaimed hardwood flooring. This is reducing, reusing, and recycling at its best. Reclaimed flooring can come from a vast array of sources. Common reclaimed wood tree species are Oak, White Pine, Hickory, Yellow Pine, and Maple. Reclaimed wood floors often impart a much greater character than new wood floors. However, one should never assume that reclaimed wood is in any way inferior to virgin wood.

What is Downcycling?

Green Home Blog

A lot of this trash will go on to be reused over and over again, but some will be gradually destroyed by the recycling process. The fibers in paper are shortened each time they’re processed, which means that paper pulp can be reused six or so times before the fibers are too weak to be reused.

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How to Use Wood-Grain Furniture More Sustainably

Greentumble

Take up woodworking and reuse wood. Search for FSC-certified logos on any wood that you purchase, and you can also reuse wood from building materials or a salvage shop. Focusing on reclaimed wood places a personal importance on conservation. How much gets reused?

Sustainable Bedroom Decor Photo Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

One of the biggest areas when it comes to furnishing a bedroom that can help reduce the carbon footprint, is through the use of recycled materials; whether one chooses to reuse an old bed frame, or to opt for renewable resources, such as bamboo, for construction.

A Guide to Green Flooring

Green Home Blog

Wood flooring can also be reused, and reclaimed boards from old buildings make perfect eco-friendly flooring. It’s made from pressed wood, which is manufactured using formaldehyde, a VOC and known carcinogen, and it cannot be recycled or reused. A Guide to Green Flooring.

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Nemo, Non-GMO Valentine’s Day & More Winter Fun

Green Living Ideas

Some of her designs are in the form of reclaimed and beautifully painted old furniture. When did we start naming winter storms, and who the heck came up with this name anyway? Hard to think about a cute little colorful fish whipping the Northeast into such a frenzy.

Waste as resource

Green (Living) Review

The energy usage of recycling, while not as high as when using exclusively virgin raw materials, is still extremely high and reuse, repurposing and upcycling is a much better use of waste as a resource than is recycling.

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Syracuse hotel is 3rd in U.S. to seek LEED Platinum

Green Traveler Guides

We’ve reused an almost 100-year-old building, so the rooms aren’t your typical hotel rectangle—many of them have very interesting shapes, with French-style attic windows and other features you will only find at Hotel Skyler.”. | Green Travel News |.

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Listen to me, listen to me*

Environmental Economics

No longer, I think they'll be fine with new technology: With climate change threatening to diminish water supplies in the fast-growing Southwest, more cities are considering the potential of reclaimed water. San Diego’s success, 12 years after its City Council recoiled from the toilet-to-tap concept, offers a blueprint for other districts considering wastewater reuse.

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Oasis Bags!

Eco Friendly Daily

Again, with the reused stuff. As anyone that reads this regularly will know, I’m kind of obsessive over reused things to the point where I will go out of my way to buy those types of things over brand new things. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics.

Use Your Old Stuff? Don't Toss It!

Eco Friendly Daily

After all, when you find interesting ways to reuse old, crappy things around the house to give them new life, you are doing the best possible thing to reduce waste. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics. Events. Health. Personal. Clothing & Accessories. Community.

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The Little Big Year – Week 42: Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands.

10,000 Birds

This reclaimed wastewater is recovered by extraction wells during periods of high water demand. The recovered wastewater is distributed for reuse in Tucson’s golf courses, parks, schools, and other large turf irrigation areas.

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The Conservation Volunteers

Celsias

I recently had the distinct pleasure of working with The Conservation Volunteers in the UK, a non-profit that truly honors reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Conservation Volunteers work with local communities to help reclaim these spaces so that they can operate as sanctuaries

Green Your Bathroom

Green Home Blog

Reuse greywater. You can capture and reuse greywater for toilet flushing or irrigation using an easy greywater system or with larger, professionally installed systems. Look for bathroom staples like paper towels , razors , and toothbrushes made from reclaimed paper and plastic.

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Alternatives to Plastic

Green Home Blog

Sustainable Wood Bookshelf Glass, along with metals like aluminum and steel, can be recycled indefinitely, meaning they don’t have to end up in landfills, and wood is also easier to reuse and dispose of. Also try to look for products made from recycled and reclaimed metal and glass.

Recycling for Design

Eco Friendly Daily

There comes a point where recycling becomes more than just reusing old crap. Recent Comments Afzaal Ahmed on How To Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Mouthwash Roses Gifts on The Samsung Reclaim Janna Liliya on Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday: Turkey! Categories. Garden. Kitchen.

Recycled Eco Bags

Eco Friendly Daily

I mean, not only is it great to reuse things instead of throwing them into the landfill, but there’s also an extra little perk that comes with using recycled items: a story. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics. Events. Health. Personal.

Syracuse hotel is 3rd in U.S. to seek LEED Platinum

Green Traveler Guides

We’ve reused an almost 100-year-old building, so the rooms aren’t your typical hotel rectangle—many of them have very interesting shapes, with French-style attic windows and other features you will only find at Hotel Skyler.”. | Green Travel News |.

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Waste does not exists until we create it

Green (Living) Review

While during the time of our grandparents and their parents there was also stuff that eventually got thrown out – such as broken china, broken glass and such like – onto waste dumps much was recovered via the “rag and bone man” and by reuse, especially among the poorer classes.

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Israel’s Mekorot Builds Global Connections Through Water

Green Prophet

By marketing its expertise and technologies related to wastewater reuse, water security and desalination, Israel has developed a billion-dollar industry. billion over the next four years to reach its goal of reclaiming 90 percent of Israel’s wastewater.

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Putting Ocean Debris in its Place: In Surfboards

Wend Magazine

Natural materials form my surfboards; conversely, fragments of man-made debris such as plastic and glass are recycled and reused in the skin of the surfboard. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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10 Ways to Green Your Bathroom

Green Home Blog

Reuse greywater. You can capture and reuse greywater for toilet flushing or irrigation using an easy greywater system or with larger, professionally installed systems. Look for bathroom staples like paper towels , razors , and toothbrushes made from reclaimed paper and plastic.

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How Does It Work: Recycling Plastic

Green Home Blog

The recycling process starts with those numbers on the bottom of your packaging or milk carton – because mixed polymers can’t be reused, all waste must be sorted before the plastic can be processed. How Does It Work: Recycling Plastic.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling

Greentumble

Materials produced at local recycling plants can be used to supply local manufacturers, who can quickly turn reclaimed glass, aluminum or plastic into quality products for sale in city, state or regional markets. Until relatively recently, recycling was not a major.

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Trash In China: Where Will It All Go?

Green Home Blog

go to China for processing) and so has yet to develop a good system for reclaiming its own waste. Trash In China: Where Will It All Go? Trash in China. China is one of the most rapidly growing countries on earth: in 2010 its population reached 1.3

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Justabox – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

justabox™ is light and robust, made from reclaimed waste paper and laminated with a cellulose (wood pulp) material. Also, I must admit, I guess, that I do like cardboard on the reuse level in that I often repurpose this or that cardboard box for this or that other use.

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