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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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Eco-friendly furniture

Buy at 36% off at www.ecobold.com This eco cube done by Way Basics is not only sustainable, eco-friendly and VOC-free but also it’s super light in weight, extremely strong and easy to assemble. Now that sustainable furniture is a great new trend to follow you have one of the best ones right in front of you. 99% of the board is made with post consumer recycled paper. What they have to say about it? Eco design for the eco home. This green Cube can be a fun shelving addition to any lifestyle or storage need! Yet another …easy solution. Yes, it’s a cube. Yet once you put this most-basic Way Basics piece together, you’ll find dozens of uses for it. It’ll be a cubby to store toys, magazines, DVDs or books in. Use it as a source for your creative genius by decorating with storage bins, stickers and more. The Cube is fun, functional and the first building block to creating your own customized furniture ideas. Lightweight enough to easily move from room to room, sturdy and ample enough to store your largest, glossiest coffee table books. We think of this shelving as both superhero and workhorse. You can think of it as pure possibility. Here’s what they have to say about the furniture qualities: Safe: Formaldehyde-free and VOC-free We treat the people of the world as our family. We want you to be safe and live the healthiest life possible. You can rest assured that our products aren’t polluting the air inside your home. VOC’s are chemicals that become a gas at room temperature

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Two Tips For Container Gardening Which You Can Apply At Home

Fresh vegetables and herbs can cost a lot of money these days. Fortunately, there are ways to save money on fresh herbs and vegetables. Even if you live in an apartment building, you can still grown your own herbs and vegetables through container gardening. Yes, you can grow your plants in containers even if you live in the 20th floor of a high rise building. People all over the world are known of coming up with container gardening ideas that could turn their small apartments into a green place with lots of fresh herbs and vegetables growing in every corner. To help you grow your own herbs and vegetables, here are some container gardening tips for you.

Calculate The Amount Of Space You Have For Container Gardening

Container gardening can be a form for art. If you know how to create a balance between your plants and your furniture, you can make your home more attractive. You need to be creative when it comes to using spaces in your apartment for container gardening. To make sure that you do not end up with too many pots and containers than you can use for container gardening, you need to know how much space you have available before you start buying container gardening supplies. Take a look around your apartment. You may move a few pieces of furniture here and there to make some rooms. Clear a space near the window. Remember that your plants will need some sunlight to grow. If you are fond of setting near the window, consider giving up a little of your space in favor of your plants. Replacing everything with pots and containers from windows is not needed in container gardening. Make sure that you do not upset the overall set up of your home when you move things around. You do not really want your home to look topsy-turvy.

Know What Herbs And Vegetables To Plant

Some herbs and vegetables are not meant to be grown indoors. Exotic herbs and vegetables are especially difficult to grow inside a small apartment. Since not all herbs and vegetables are difficult to grown indoors, you need to choose your plants wisely. Buy an indoor gardening book and check out which herbs and vegetables are suitable for indoor gardening. Once you know which plants thrive well indoors, that is the time when you start looking for planting materials.

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Insights Into Container Gardening

Fresh vegetables and herbs can cost a lot of money these days. Fortunately, there are ways to save money on fresh herbs and vegetables. Even if you live in an apartment building, you can still grown your own herbs and vegetables through container gardening. Yes, you can grow your plants in containers even if you live in the 20th floor of a high rise building. People all over the world are known of coming up with container gardening ideas that could turn their small apartments into a green place with lots of fresh herbs and vegetables growing in every corner. To help you grow your own herbs and vegetables, here are some container gardening tips for you.

Calculate The Amount Of Space Your Have For Container Gardening

Container gardening can be a form for art. If you know how to create a balance between your plants and your furniture, you can make your home more attractive. You should wisely use space of your apartment at the time of getting into container gardening. To make sure that you do not end up with too many pots and containers than you can use for container gardening, you need to know how much space you have available before you start buying container gardening supplies. Take a look around your apartment. You may move a few pieces of furniture here and there to make some rooms. Clear a space near the window. Remember that your plants will need some sunlight to grow. If you like setting close to the window, consider compromising on a little of your space for the plants. No, you do not have to move everything away from the windows and replace them with pots and containers for your plants. Make sure that you do not upset the overall set up of your home when you move things around. You do not really want your home to look topsy-turvy.

Know What Herbs And Vegetables To Plant in Container Gardening

Some herbs and vegetables are not meant to be grown indoors. Exotic herbs and vegetables are especially difficult to grow inside a small apartment. Since not all herbs and vegetables are difficult to grown indoors, you need to choose your plants wisely. Buy an indoor gardening book and check out which herbs and vegetables are suitable for indoor gardening. Once you know which plants thrive well indoors, that is the time when you start looking for planting materials.

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How To Save Energy with ENERGY STAR Windows – The Home Depot

Installing ENERGY STAR Qualified windows with Low E glass in your home can save you an extra 5 a year. Low E glass also prevents fading of fabrics, furniture and flooring by blocking harmful UV rays. Adding heat controlled window film to your windows can reduce cooling costs by up to 50%. For more energy saving tips, visit www.homedepot.com

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