The facts and statistics that detail the amount of plastic waste in the environment do not paint a pretty picture. In fact, plastic waste statistics are disastrous. In the last decade, there has been more plastic churned out of factories around the world, used (sometimes for just seconds), and dumped than ever before in history. A shocking fifty percent of this has been used just once. It is then discarded and sits festering in dump yards, waterways, and in oceans around the world, taking a
Do you feel strongly about zero waste living? Do you find it hard to adopt zero waste living and want some tips on reducing the amount of rubbish you produce? Well, I don’t pretend to know it all but I’ve been passionate about reducing waste for years. My ethos is - everything I buy has to work hard for my money. I live on a very tight budget and have to account for every penny. The stuff I buy has to work hard for me
The desire to “go green” has heralded an exciting new wave of eco-friendly technologies on the market. We all know about the urgency of climate change and other environmental issues at the forefront of public concern. The world’s brightest minds are turning their attention to clean and eco-friendly technologies, to combat waste and harness green energy. Let’s take a look at some new and groundbreaking eco-friendly technologies and discoveries. One day, they may shape our future and save our planet! 1. Solar Roof Tiles The
When you declutter your home, you put your thoughts in order too. Don’t believe me? In fact, there is scientific evidence that a messy house is bad for your mental state. Take a good, hard look around your home. Is it clean and tidy? Or is it, like many modern homes, piled high with bits of paperwork, miscellaneous tech devices, chargers, laundry, ironing, school books, and a million other items? If you fall into the latter category, you need to declutter your home as living
If you are reading this then it stands to reason that you are concerned about plastic pollution and what it is doing to our planet. You might have seen video clips of scuba divers, battling their way through tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans. Or you may have read about the enormous swathe of plastic waste now floating in the Pacific Ocean. If you haven’t heard of it it’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic waste.
It’s easier for us to assume that everyone knows why recycling is important. Still, there is overwhelming statistics that indicate it’s not true. You would think by now, everyone would be on top of their recycling game. After all, we have been talking about it for well over 50 years. Rather than bore you with another list of ways to recycle, we want to focus on why recycling is important. It Isn’t Always Throwing Things into Piles Which is the number one reason why even those
Do you want to help the environment? Here’s what you can do. Taking care of the environment is, of course, extremely important. It seems like every day there is new evidence about environmental issues or information about what people can do to help. There are eco-friendly products and new ways to recycle. Even large international organizations and companies are working toward more environmentally responsible operations. Sustainable agriculture is another facet of environmental responsibility and one with numerous benefits for the planet and human population. If
If you’re one of the many people consistently looking for ways to save money and recycle items right in your home, those used dryer sheets can come in handy. They are small enough to not take up much space, yet large enough to tackle any cleaning job. Check out these three amazing uses for used dryer sheets throughout your home. Clean Around Your Home Using Less Chemicals It’s enough that cleaning is a chore, but then you have to spend money on cleaning items? No