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Conserving Resources

Green Home Blog

Conserving Resources. Such a huge number of people is bound to put a strain on the environment since, at the end of the day, all of our resources – from the water we drink to the food we eat to the gas we put in our cars – has to be taken from the natural systems around us. Recycling a ton of mixed paper saves the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline. It takes 30% less energy to make a product from recycled glass than from new materials.

New Year’s Resolution #4 – Recycle

Green Home Blog

Only 34% of that waste was recovered through recycling and composting – that’s a lot of wasted energy and resources! So this year, our fourth resolution is to help the environment by recycling more. . In addition to taking up valuable space and resources, landfills also cause a range of environmental problems. When you recycle, you’re helping to keep waste out of toxic landfills. Fortunately, it’s easy to start recycling.

Recycling waste as a resource

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) When it comes to recycling where waste is seen as a resource, especially as regards to collection from commercial premises, contamination must be avoided. Recyclables that need to be separated from other materials will not be recycled.

Sand as an exhaustible resource

Environmental Economics

Broward County is exploring the cost of recycling glass to fill small gaps in its beaches — it is more costly than offshore sand, but it is not yet clear by how much. Other states have used recycled glass, but mostly for small projects like golf courses.

RECYCLE Week

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) June is seeing the return of “Recycle Week” in conjunction with Recycle Now and the event runs from Monday, June 20, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011. This year's Recycle Week has a “Home and Away” theme to it. Recycle Week Recycle Now Recycle Week 201

Stunning products made using recycled paper

EcoFriend

Recycling. Stunning products made using recycled paper. The world is gradually entering into an era where use of recycled materials is increasingly gaining momentum. There are many reasons for the same including, environmental hazards caused by waste materials, rapidly declining resources and peoples quest to find creative solutions for a sustainable tomorrow. All you need is 390 pieces of recycled paper, glue, acrylic colors and a card board. Please login.

Best recycled furniture units for sustainable homes

EcoFriend

Recycling. Best recycled furniture units for sustainable homes. The eco conscious homeowner of today has a number of options to go green, and one of the best ways to do the same is by opting for the recycled furniture units. Leftovers’ recycled garment furniture. From the looks, it’s hard to imagine that this chair has been made using recycled materials. Recycled cardboard furniture. The concept utilizes cardboard and recycled polypropylene.

Recycling is not a new idea

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are often lead to believe that recycling has only been invented rather recently and especially as to the separation of recyclables. The lack of resources also was the reason that products in the GDR (East Germany) were made to last and to be repairable.

Recycling so yesterday, today we upcycle!

Green (Living) Review

We wish to consume more conscientious, conserve resources. Not a bad choice at all as it not only saves resources but also our money. Too many so-called eco- or green products often are none of the kind and many recycled products are not made “at home”, in our respective countries, but in China and such like places and why.

Recycling is dead!

Green (Living) Review

It is no longer enough to simply REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE the damage we do to the world we live in. Going Green is not about buying a bunch of new organic and recycled stuff and then feeling good and smug in the belief that you've done your bit. We must reuse because the Planet cannot be recycled but all too many think that if they but buy new recycled stuff they are really, really green. Resource, especially non-renewable ones, be this oil, gas, minerals, etc.,

Empower to Cool Dubai With Recycled Sewage

Green Prophet

Wild and crazy Dubai is hardly known for sensible conservation of scarce resources, but CEO Ahmad Bin Shafir could change all that with a radical new approach to keeping cities cool. Using sewage or recycled water represents a huge step in water conservation.&#.

Gorgeous Recycled Silk Furniture from Turkey’s Meb Rure

Green Prophet

Meb Rure’s latest line of furniture is so bright, stylish and unique that it’s hard to believe they are made with almost all recycled materials. But not everybody is so wealthy to spend money on a recycled silk ottoman for their tush.

Recycling: The great get out

Green (Living) Review

Recyclability is feeding consumption by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The very fact that so many products can, now, be recycled is, paradoxically, feeding consumption. Buying recyclable and recycled has become the “in thing” and is giving people a false sense of making a sustainable choice. The truth, however, is that tossing a recyclable product out when replacing it with a new one is almost as unsustainable as the way it was before. It can be recycled”.

Recycling Tires Can Rid Egypt Of Fumes, Mosquitoes And Rats

Green Prophet

The El Nour Society in Shoubra El Khaima has presented a plan to the Ministry for Environmental Affairs to recycle tires and reduce their harmful impact. In part, this is because the technology required to recycle tires is expensive. A new initiative could put an end to this in Cairo!

Waste as resource

Green (Living) Review

The fact is that the municipality collects and makes money out of those so-called recyclables by selling those on to middlemen who then ship them overseas, more often than not to China, where they are reprocessed, mixed with virgin materials and then made into new products.

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

You can also help by choosing a green power company that generates electricity uses renewable resources like wind , solar , or hydropower, all of which produce fewer greenhouse gasses than burning fossil fuels. Garbage rotting in landfills produces 12% of the methane that goes into our atmosphere (and CH 4 is actually 20 times more destructive than carbon dioxide), so by recycling and composting you’re keeping garbage out of landfills and methane out of the atmosphere.

Eco friendly lamps made from recycled materials

EcoFriend

Recycling. Eco friendly lamps made from recycled materials. It has become the duty of every citizen to do all he can to live up to the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. If you’re one of those who’d like to join the green brigade, you can begin by getting yourself some of these trendy recycled lamps. LED lamp from recycled coins. Floor lamps can be made out of a variety of materials and this next product shows how beautiful recycled fixtures can be.

Eleven Ways to Reduce Paper Waste

Green Living Ideas

Extra points if you talk to your local coffee shop about a recycling program ! Click to read more awesome tips to reduce paper waste… Green Consumerism Green Lifestyle Green Resources Recycling gift wrap paper alternatives recycle

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James Cameron To America’s Youth: Recycling Isn’t Enough

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“Avatar&# director and eco-warrior James Cameron has a message for the youth of America: recycling just isn’t going to cut it anymore. “Forget about recycling and all that stuff; we should all know by now to do that,&# said Cameron in an interview with MSNBC.

Recycling alone will not do

Green (Living) Review

Recycling alone will not do; in fact recycling must be the last resource by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even if we would recycle everything that can be recycled in the UK – and the same is probably true also for elsewhere – there would still simply too much waste. Regarding waste we have only one major option and that, aside from recycling, is reducing the waste that we produce.

WHAT TO DO WITH THINGS YOU CAN’T RECYCLE

Green (Living) Review

Recycling is an excellent way to conserve resources, reuse materials and decrease the amount of raw materials being mined, logged or produced from scratch. You discover that there aren’t any facilities nearby that recycle the item in question — now what?

£30m food waste recycling facility to be built in Dagenham

Green (Living) Review

The £30m plant will be the company’s third site in the UK and is part of a major programme of investment in ReFood’s food waste recycling facilities, which also includes a new site in Widnes, Cheshire, due to open in 2014.

To recycle or not to recycle – is that really a question?

Green (Living) Review

For most of us, the idea of not recycling is unthinkable. What about all the extra recycling facilities needed? Like everything, recycling has its pros and cons and maybe the majority just think it's right because they're told to. In fact we are not just told to, we have been brainwashed to think recycling above and beyond everything else, despite the fact that there are three “Rs” in the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra. Plastic – recycle or not recycle?

A Peek at the Fun Side of Recycling: TV Show Human Resources by TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

The post A Peek at the Fun Side of Recycling: TV Show Human Resources by TerraCycle appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle documentaries Human Resources Pivot TV reality TV Recycling television TerraCycleTerraCycle has created a fun docu-drama, and their third season is just about to be released. Learn how TerraCycle has created a fun and factual show integrating TerraCycle projects, mission goals and events.

Recycling is a misnomer

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commercial recycling really has a completely wrong name. In commercial recycling, in downcycling, the form of the product is being destroyed as with a glass bottle or jar being crushed and ground down, while in upcycling the form is retained and wanted, in fact.

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Green Living Ideas

Send Recycled Greeting Cards. If you’re the type who prefers sending out tangible cards, the next best way to go is by purchasing and distributing holiday cards made out of recycled materials. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle. As always, as with anything else, recycle.

London-Based What a Load of Rubbish Solves Recycling and Garbage Woes

Eco Chic

But when it comes to recycling and actually doing something about it, the old saying ‘out of site, out of mind’ goes for many. The UK fares a bit better: Roughly 25% of the their plastic waste is recycled.

“Biggest Loser” Coach Builds a Recycled Materials Green Gym in Israel

Green Prophet

As such, just about everything in One Size, which was conceived to feel more like home than a sweaty meat market, is either recycled or repurposed. Architecture & Urban Biggest Loser green gym One Size Orly Hoffman Bar recycled materials Toledo-Lifschitz Arch and Design

Rethinking waste

Green (Living) Review

Waste as resource not as recyclables by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We must begin, also at home and at work, to see “waste” not as something to be thrown away because there is no away and we must see “waste” as a resource for reuse and upcycling. So-called recycling, which best should be referred to as “downcycling”, does not cut it, to be very honest, and we must seriously rethink how we handle and what we do with the waste that we generate, and we generate far too much of it.

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Recycling: The Resourceful Attitude Which is Saving the World

Green Living Ideas

Recycling is rapidly becoming the most popular way to dispose of household and business waste. A resourceful re-use and re-purposing of rubbish that would otherwise go to landfill. The Benefits of Recycling. Leaving us with potentially limited resources.

Closing The Loop: Companies Making New Products from Recycled Textile Waste

Eco Chic

Textile recovery reduces the need for landfill space, preserves precious resources, and results in less pollution from manufacturing. Only 15% of the textiles thrown away every year are recovered for reuse or recycling. Recycle your textiles, of course!

Hemp – The Ultimate Sustainable Resource

The Go Green Blog

Hemp is an excellent natural sustainable resource used for many different uses including food, building materials, fabric, paper, fuel, and so on. It can also be recycled more times than wood-based paper.

Recycle your Clothes

Eco Friendly Daily

Take a bite out of consumer excess by recycling your clothes. Making sure your clothes are being used to their full potential is a good way to reduce needless waste and excessive exploitation of natural resources. Buy recycled clothes.

Residents of Islington urged to recycle food waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Residents of the London Borough of Islington are being urged to recycle their food waste, and this message should be headed by people everywhere. The compost that is created when food waste is being recycled, on the other hand, is a valuable resource for gardeners growing food. Recycling food waste helps save our community valuable money to spend on vital services and makes great compost we can use to keep our parks and gardens green,” he added.

World's Largest Building Made with Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Vegas

Celsias

Realm of Design's founder, Scott McCombs, worked years on developing and perfecting green architectural stone (aka GreenStone), which is made from 100% recycled glass aggregate and 99.8% Partnering with a Las Vegas recycling company, Realm of Design obtains and recycles beer bottles that come from Las Vegas Strip hotels.

Ozone Restaurant: Bowling themed restaurant crafted out of recycled wood

EcoFriend

The designers of the place have placed a premium on reducing the wastage of raw material and also on reusing and recycling. Even the chairs used in the restaurant are completely recyclable and they come with a recycled plastic casing.

A How-to For Recycling

Green Home Blog

A How-to For Recycling. Recycle! Recycling is an important part of any green home or business, but the sheer number of products and materials that pass through our hands every day can make it seem like a daunting task. What can I recycle? Where should I take my recycling?

How Does It Work: Recycling Plastic

Green Home Blog

How Does It Work: Recycling Plastic. We all know that recycling is important – it’s one of the best ways we have to conserve resources and to keep our environment clean. Recycle! How do we recycle it? Sounds easy – so why don’t we recycle more?

Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns

Green Prophet

While a tiny fraction of these might be recycled in some countries, most of them will languish for years in informal and formal landfills. Cities clean tech Designnobis green gadgets Infinite Light recycled materials solar power solar-powered lighting

Biggest plastic recycling facility to process half of UK’s plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Europe’s biggest plastic sorting and recycling facility, which has recently opened in North Lincolnshire, aims to process half of the UK’s plastic bottles by the middle of next year and address the growing demand from industry for low carbon packaging.