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Tires Made From Renewable Resources

Tires made from recyclable materials will help alleviate a serious environmental and health risk

Guest post by Trisha Miller –  On average only about 35 percent of used tires are actually recycled. The rest end up in large supply at landfills, burn spots, and water dump areas. One major problem with tire dumpage is the fact that tires do not decay at an organic rate. The average tire will not decay for 60-80 years. In an attempt to solve this problem, people often collect tires and burn them in order to both get rid of the waste and have a very long lasting fire. Although, tires contain quite a lot of materials and chemicals that are hazardous to humans and the environment and undoubtedly should not be inhaled via flame. Lastly, tires that accumulate inside …

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Is There a Time When Recycling is Not Worth the Time, Effort and Money?

What are the true costs of recycling and how does the extended producer liability initiative help?

Featured post by Richard Johnson You have probably heard how important recycling is for you, your family, and the planet. You might get annoyed hearing it over and over, but that thought is not exactly without merit because there are a few problems related to recycling that you may not know about. Who takes care of recyclables? You take your recycling materials to where it is accepted but what happens afterwards? The truth is small communities, townships, and municipalities become responsible for recycling all that waste. And, you might think that this is great since everyone is chipping in to help the planet. This might be true, but the problem is it might be putting unnecessary financial stress on your …

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Recycle, Reduce, Reuse — Driving Clean & Living Green

Reduce, reuse, and recycle: three steps to a cleaner and greener world

Guest post by Brad Long Three years ago, Americans tossed out 250 million tons of trash. One third of it was composted and recycled and the rest was left to rot in landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Drastic changes need to be made and habits need to be broken for this problem to be solved, but as one person you can only do so much. Part of living a sustainable and green lifestyle is knowing what you can do and doing it. Here are five ways to incorporate planet-saving activities into your life: Green Gardening Growing a garden keeps you from having to pay extra for organic products at the grocery store. Plus, it’s fun. Avoid using chemicals …

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UN Global Environmentalists Sacrifice Paper to Save Trees

saving paper at Doha climate talks saves trees

United Nations Secretary General is on a mission to save trees by making the UN paperless.

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Food Waste Recycling: Why It Matters

Recycling food waste is an important step in green living

Guest post by Christina Appleworth Food waste recycling is an essential part of day-to-day sustainability efforts. Still not as widespread as recycling of  paper, plastic and glass, recycling food scrapes and waste is a major benefit to the environment, while also generating important fuels and fertilizers. With more and more city councils, municipalities, and other organizations scaling-up food waste recycling plans, it is necessary to consider the environmental damage food waste causes, and how easy it is to recycle and do your part to create a greener world. Food waste damage In terms of how a build-up of food waste affects the environment, refuse sacks dumped into landfills gradually release methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane is a more potent …

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Stock Up on Eco-Fuel for Winter by Recycling Autumn Leaves

Recycle autumn leaves for eco-fuel

Guest post by Lewis Davies Stock up on eco-fuel for winter by recycling autumn leaves Autumn is a spectacular season heralding the end of summer with a cascade of red, brown and golden falling leaves. Most of us appreciate nature’s beauty at this time of year, but consider the task of raking up and bagging the leaves to be a painful chore with little benefit. However, the leaves that fall from the trees in this season are a great source of carbon-neutral fuel that we can stock up on to last us through the winter. Bagging up leaves (and other so-called “garden waste”) for the refuse collectors to take away, and pile on top of already heaving landfill sites, is …

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The Eco-Friendly Office: Saving Energy Saves The Planet

It's easy to get started greening the office

Guest post by Lloyd Burrell Trying to save the environment while at the office can be daunting. You’re already snowed under with your work and on top of that you’re supposed to do your bit for the environment. I have a few useful tips to help you make an impact, with very little effort. Adding fuel to the clean burning fire — green products are kinder to your health, for the most part. If they are cleanly manufactured then there is far less likelihood that they will exude any toxic chemicals whether you’re printing, copying, faxing, or merely standing over the piece of equipment drinking shade-grown coffee. Saving on equipment energy use Energy efficiency means looking for the Energy Star …

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