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Everything Can Be Recycled, Even Wood?

A week ago, Daphne, my little step-sister came to me and said that her teacher taught them that carpet could be recycled.

– No it can not be recycled, I replied rapidly . It might be possible to use it again, but surely impossible to recycle it.

She kept on arguing with me and even told me that carpet recyclers had their own association in America. I decided to go online and searched for it. As it appear, the little girl was incredibly right. An organisation of carpet recyclers exist in USA. Also there was even a construction waste recycler in my area that handle such items. I found out Recyconstruction and Recymobililer in my area : they provide recycling services for all  appliances, furniture, electronic waste and construction waste. I spoke to an environment specialist, Keith, and he explained to me about all the things that are recyclable as of now.

– Carpet is recycled for the plastic it contains, it could either end up transformed to a new carpet or anything else that is made with plastic.
– Wood waste are transported to an electric producer, who use it to generate power. It is a smoke-less fermentation process that do no impact on global warming.
– Drywall are going through some machines and transformed into powder, paper and paint are removed, and the remaining gypsum will either serve as fertilizer or be used to build new drywall.

And the same happens to each type of material. It is incredibly great to realize that we are at that point. To people expecting to make money by selling their old shelves or carpet, I would like to add that there is a fee to recycle those items.

– We used to be exclusively in the business of electronic waste recycling a ago. However, since at one point we were only recycling the items that we were accepting because it was not worth to sell it,  we had to put a recycling fee to some material that cost more to recycle than to toss away. Since we realized that people want to make a difference for the earth and were were OK with paying a little fee to cover the handling of the material, we decided to add more recycling services that couldn’t be sustainable by themselves to give an alternative choice to landfill.

– Fortunately, the service received a tremendous feedback, as it came to the market when people and businesses realized about our footprint on the planet, personally or on a global level. Businesses and building managers are more than aware of the green movement, reason why more and more building owners are competing to become LEED certified.

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More info and links here: BioBag makes several types of compostable bags. From biodegradable trash bags to compost bags, to dog bags and even a small kitchen compost bin that I love and use for my fruits and veggies scraps. Their prices are relatively affordable, the dog bags for example, are selling for about .99 for a box of 50, which means you’re paying .10 cents per bag. If you can, why not? And if you can compost, why wouldn’t you? Their small composting bin for the kitchen is very convenient, you can use it if you live in an apartment or even in a house and just need a place to put your fruits and veggies scraps (remember, never cooked food or meat/fish or bread). It easily becomes a free fertilizer that you can give away, use in your garden, plants, or just in the grass, it helps get your soil much stronger and healthier. Some cool facts about the BioBag are, according to their website: BioBag is proud to be the best selling brand of 100% biodegradable and certified compostable bags made from the material, Mater-Bi. We are also proud to be the first “bag from corn” to achieve national distribution of retail products through natural food stores across the country. The city of San Francisco selected BioBag to promote their residential food waste collection program. The city is sending 100000 rolls of BioBags to residents within the county to help educate consumers on the importance of diverting food and other biodegradable waste from entering

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Gardening Tips For Beginners

Gardening is one of the most beloved hobbies known to man. Gardening is great because it is more than just enjoyable, you can actually produce your own flowers and food with it, and so it is very productive as well. If you are a novice to gardening, this information will be very useful to help you get started.

Tomato Crops

One of the most common vegetable garden plants is tomatoes. Tomatoes are simple to plant and can be used in a variety of recipes. Tomatoes can be found in a whopping 25,000 varieties;the ones best suited for your region will be easy to find where you live.

The first step is to purchase the tomato plants which will already be partially grown. If the tomatoes are going to be grown from seeds, they will need to be planted six-eight weeks before the last frost is predicted.

To adjust the tomato plants, place then outside during the daytime once the weather warms up and there is no chance of cold air. Locate the proper place for planting which will be where there is nearly full sunshine. Prepare the soil, dig holes for the plants, and once they have been planted all you really need to worry about is watering them on a regular basis.

Bulb Planting

Planting flower bulbs is another of the most common gardening activities. This is also very simple; actually the hardest part may be picking out which flowers you want.

Planting flower bulbs is fast, easy, and nearly foolproof. Even a complete novice with no gardening experience will be able to do this with little problems. The first procure is to work up the bed where you are going to plant. Then you use fertilizer, and plant the bulbs into holes.

These gardening tips are just a couple of the many out there. If you are sincerely interested in gardening, take advantage of the information available.

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