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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. . When you recycle, you’re helping to keep waste out of toxic landfills. Because it takes less energy to manufacture products from reclaimed materials, recycling is also a great way to conserve resources like oil, electricity, and water.

Daring Moroccan university recycles urine as drinking water

Green Prophet

Powered by both solar and wind energy, the closed-loop water cleansing process involves controlling “… organic and ceramic membranes with holes just one ten-thousandth of a millimetre across – 700 times thinner than a strand of human hair,” according to Phys.org.

Mavea Elemaris Water Pitcher Review

Green Earth Journey

This is the best water filter pitcher I have tried by far! The awesome Matrix filter literally takes away all flavor, chlorine and otherwise, from the tap water! This is the Mavea Elemaris Water Filter !

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A traveler’s guide to upcycling & recycling

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening on the Road | Here’s a cool infographic which aims to increase awareness of the environmental effects of traveling and features a number of typical travel essentials such as sunscreen bottles, suitcases, towels, books and plastic water bottles. It highlights the effects each particular item has on the environment and the benefits of […] A traveler’s guide to upcycling & recycling is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

The dark side of recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is not the most sustainable method to protect the biosphere from greenhouse gasses and other pollutants. The mechanical recycling of plastics also is not without problems. Those fleece textiles are made from mostly recycled plastics.

Solar-Powered Water Drop Building Produces Drinking Water from Dubai Air

Green Prophet

Orlando De Urrutia has designed what he says is the world’s first building to get its water from the air. On the outside of the building are solar panels that generate energy and on the inside, the core, are vertical conduits for water.

Pink LEDs Grow Future Food with 90% Less Water

Green Prophet

Significantly, for a sustainable future anywhere on a planet with 7 billion already – and 9 billion by century’s end – this means we could grow crops with 90 percent less water. Agriculture uses most of the water around the world.

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A Traveler’s Guide to Upcycling & Recycling. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today infographic plastic recycling traveling upcycling water bottlesCurrently, it is playing a massive role in reshaping our impact on the planet. With this newfound mobility, it has become more important than ever to.

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Israel’s Maccabi Soccer Kits by NIKE are Made From 13 Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

Green Prophet

It gets so hot in Israel that safari animals are fed funky popsicles , so we were surprised to learn that the country’s most successful soccer team wears uniforms made out of 13 recycled plastic bottles ! Fashion & Design design Fashion Maccabi NIKE recycled plastic soccer

The politics of recycling vs reusing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The politics of recycling vs reusing and the deliberate confusing of the two On the left of the picture you see what recycling of glass looks like. But recycling is not environmentally benign.

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100+ Ways to Conserve Water

Green Prophet

You don’t have to have a million-dollar set up to save water. Follow the links to 100+ simple water-saving tips. If you want to learn about recycling grey water , they’ve got you covered. Sometimes we believe in short and sweet, and this is one of those times.

Gulf Greywater Recycling Could Cut Water Use by 30%

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates could save approximately 30 per cent of its daily water use if multi-residential buildings implement greywater recycling programs , according to a recent report compiled by researchers from the University of Sharjah. Image of reclaimed water sign , Shutterstock.

Conserving Resources

Green Home Blog

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. The average American uses 176 gallons of water a day. 30% of water used in homes goes onto lawns and gardens. Conserving Resources.

Environmental Implications of Bottled Water

Green (Living) Review

Buy, Grab, Drink, Trash: Environmental Implications of Bottled Water by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A plastic bottle is NOT the problem either. It is the water which is, more often than not, from “public” sources, which means it is but tap water in a bottle. Buy, grab, drink, trash; this is the life of one bottle of water after a consumer gets their hands on it. The United States consumes about 50 billion bottles of water each year.

4 Simple Ways to Recycle your Hair

Hug a Tree with Me

It may seem a bit unorthodox to recycle our hair, but the simple act is far better than generating trash and funking up the landfills… 5 Simple Ways to Recycle your Hair: Compost it : Human hair happens to be a perfect source of nitrogen, which makes it effective at influencing fertile soil.

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Arizona Ski Resort Plans to Pump “Snow” Made of Treated Sewage Water on its Slopes

Wend Magazine

Pristine as the range may sound, the snow levels at the desert resort naturally fluctuate, so the resort owners want to create a more consistent level of pow by pumping fake snow on the slope; Fake snow made from reclaimed sewage water, that is.

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

Also make sure to set your water heater no higher than 120° and to wash clothes and dishes in cold water. 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. In fact, the EPA estimates that recycling in the U.S. What is YOUR Carbon Footprint?

Bottled Water Goes Organic With llanllyr Source

Eccorazzi

So are we surprised that, llanllyr SOURCE , a bottled water company out of Wales in the UK, is now labeling its bottled water organic? While the soil above the source is organic, we still find it hard to label the water as such.

The edible Ooho water bottle could save us from plastic

Green Prophet

Plastic in the bellies of baby birds ; plastic strangling marine animals; plastic leaching chemicals into our water supply. But with Ooho, an edible water ‘bottle’ that just about anyone can make, we could get a handle on the plastic mess – at least a little one.

How to recycle or upcycle old mobile phones

Green Prophet

This is how you can recycle or upcycle your old phone so that you’ll stay in touch with others and still be doing your bit for the planet. There are number of ways you can recycle your phone by letting others use it. What happens to a phone when it is passed on for recycling?

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Transformable water bottle Dopper supports clean drinking water projects

Green (Living) Review

Dopper is a Cradle-to-Cradle water bottle company that is bringing clean water to Nepal. Yes, the bottle is plastic but it will still replace thousands of plastic water bottles that an individual would otherwise use. Or you can put in municipal plastics recycling.

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Empower to Cool Dubai With Recycled Sewage

Green Prophet

Far more efficient than air conditioning, district cooling uses water that has been cooled once in a central plant and then distributed through a network of piping systems to individual customer buildings. He plans an innovative solution to Dubai’s water scarcity.

Sweden recycles so well it needs more trash

Celsias

When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills.

After America’s fossil water goes dry, will the Middle East follow?

Green Prophet

Ample fresh water supplies for agriculture and drinking by the world’s burgeoning population are becoming more and more scarace these days due to over-consumption and the ravages of global warming and climate change. Jordan’s Disi Water Conveyance is on Track; But to Where?

LEED-seeking eco mosque recycles precious ablution water in Dubai

Green Prophet

In addition to solar-powered water and solar-powered exterior lighting, the facility is equipped with a lot of low energy LED lights attached to a smart system that detects the presence of worshippers. Perhaps most important, though, is the water recycling system.

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. These reasons are also the inspiration behind designers enthusiasm for creating unique products from recycled paper. All you need is 390 pieces of recycled paper, glue, acrylic colors and a card board. Modish recycled paper furniture. Recycled paper bottle. Recyclable paper laptop.

How Does It Work: Hydropower

Green Home Blog

Hydropower – power generated using water’s downhill flow – is one of the most common alternatives to fossil fuels. Water has been used for power in almost every society since ancient times. The Egyptians harnessed the Nile for irrigation , and Romans used water-powered mills to grind grain. Today, we use a variety of methods to turn the power of water into electricity, with about 16% of global energy coming from hydroelectric sources. How Does It Work: Hydropower.

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Where do your recyclables (really) go?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever asked yourself as to where your recyclables that you put out for collection or that you take to the recycling bank actually end up. PLASTIC/PLASTIC CONTAINERS/-BOTTLES The recycling of plastic is also very much an issue.

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Where Low Flow Water Fixtures Make Sense & Where They Might Not

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Where Low Flow Water Fixtures Make Sense & Where They Might Not February 28, 2011 This is a guest post by Trish Holder of Greenspiration Home.

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Water And Israel – The Facts

Green Prophet

Water rich or water poor? Get the facts on Israel’s water situation. Following my latest post on water recycling and desalination in Israel , some commentators have raised questions about the seemingly contradictory facts on Israel and water.

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More uses for recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

made from recycled plastic bottles. There are also other products made from recycled bottles. Recently we heard the story on yet another ingenious use for recycled plastic bottles. 1 recyclable bottles to make one ton of porous Plastisoil.

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

Green Home Blog

A water filter. While most of us are lucky enough to have easy access to treated water, there are still contaminants that make their way through water treatment systems and into our homes. Eco-Friendly Water Filters. without sacrificing water pressure.

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Jerusalem’s water contamination scare hits both Arabs and Jews

Green Prophet

Residents of Jerusalem were told yesterday to boil their water for two minutes until further notice. High levels of treated sewage water had leaked into the main drinking water system. One on Facebook connected the sighting to the water contamination and a possible terror attack.

Keira Watering Can – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Keira watering can is of a very snazzy and funky design which is beautiful but also practical and useable. The second plus point is that the Kiera watering can looks great and works a treat.

Reusable water bottles are also better than recyclable paper bottles

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is funny to see how the bottled water industry comes up with new ideas all the time to counter the likes of us who keep making a point against bottled water. While those of us who try to get the world to kick the bottled water habit may be open to all suggestions on alternative containers for water but that does not mean that we like anything that may not be a disposable plastic bottle.

London 2012 Olympics Uniforms Embrace Recycled Materials

Eccorazzi

The sports giant and Olympics sponsor announced earlier this week that the 70,000 participants will all wear clothing (Buttons, polyester and cotton) made from recycled materials. There are also plans for special “recycled&# shoes and the world’s first 100% recycled water bottle.

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Israel’s Mekorot Builds Global Connections Through Water

Green Prophet

Israel’s national water company, Mekorot (who we’ve interviewed here) , is expanding with projects across the globe. It will build and operate two desalination plants in Cyprus to supply almost half of the country’s drinking water. Water security is a vital regional issue.

Recycling Yourself When Green Projects Go Bust

Green Prophet

Recycled graywater irrigated the local flora filling its gardens. Solar thermal heated its water and air conditioning ran on solar electricity. I’ve never owned a car; I’ve recycled paper and glass even in the most remote places.

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

Green Home Blog

Save Water – Catering a party, no matter how large or small, can use up to two gallons of water wasted per minute. Instead, fill your sink or even a cooler with hot soapy water, scrape and then dump your dirty dishes in as you go along. Recycled Holiday Products – Purchase recycled wrapping paper and holiday decorations. Then, put them back in to the recycling loop. Tagged: EPA , green holiday tips , Make Your Own , Water Use.

Arab Gulf recycles paper, plastic, and cars!

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) does everything big , including recycling, and this week they’ve officially opened their first plant dedicated to recycling cars! Workers separate cables, which are sent to electronic waste traders, and foam cushions that can be recycled locally.