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How Do I Recycle UPVC?

uPVC products have received bad press in recent years for several reasons. Firstly, the process of creating uPVC involves the use of harsh chemicals and the plastic is often mixed with other components which are difficult to separate out in the recycling process. Secondly, there has been limited opportunity to recycle old doors, windows and … Continue reading

Remembering to Recycle

Hands up those of you that have difficulties remembering to recycle?  Many a time I’ve seen reams of paper in the kitchen bin that should be in the blue recycling box but are now too covered in vegetable peelings (compost bin anybody?) to be removed.  It’s amazing how few dustbin bags go out weekly if … Continue reading

The First Tree Museum

Trees are the lungs of our planet, and in honour of their significant role in maintaining an eco-balance, the Enea Tree Museum in Upper Lake Zurich, Switzerland opened its doors to visitors in June 2010. The 2.5 acre museum has been built on a 14th century monastery and aims to draw attention to the presence, … Continue reading

Solar panel projects for kids

Science fairs today are flooded with alternative energy projects. This demonstrates how valuable solar energy is and how popular it is becoming. However, since solar panel science fair projects are so popular, students really need to be creative and innovative with their project designs. Lowering Utility Costs for Communities One of the judging criteria for … Continue reading

U.S. Drought kills 500 million trees

The extreme drought that has spread through Texas and the southern U.S. has led to as many as 500 million trees dying. The drought has not only affected trees, but has led to large scale cattle deaths, damaged crops and widespread fires due to extremely high temperatures, further exasperated by continued strong winds. Trees are … Continue reading

Get your Business Recycling Right and Save Money Too!

If you run a business that produces waste then you need to ensure that you are disposing of it correctly as getting it wrong could incur penalties, fines and in some cases even criminal conviction. It could also be possible that you are spending too much on recycling costs; but saving the earth doesn’t need … Continue reading

How To Go Green With Your Christmas Gifts

The notion of going green and gift giving go together very easily.  There are several ways to define green gifts. First of all, think of green gifts as being made from eco-friendly materials.  That would be natural materials as opposed to synthetic ones. Then, think of items that are made in a sustainable way.  If … Continue reading

Natural Ways of Cleaning Things around the House

You don’t have to use caustic detergents to get your house to sparkle. Learn how to clean household items and stains – the natural way. Kitchen Appliances Microwaves – Mix ½ cup of water and a few tablespoons of baking soda in a microwave-friendly bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and run it for … Continue reading

How much money can solar power save you?

With a decline in public spending power and the dramatic increase in energy bills, there has never been a better time to invest in solar panels. Solar Systems use photovoltaic cells made from semi-conducting materials to capture the sun’s energy. The stored energy can be used to enough generate electricity for all lighting and appliances … Continue reading

4 Ideas for Keeping Things Green this Holiday

Adults, children and even businesses such as auto insurance companies look forward to the arrival of the holiday season. It is a time when families get together and long lost friends find time to get reacquainted. But the holidays are also a time when people tend to do things that can be detrimental to the … Continue reading