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Environmental Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Children Every Day

By |2019-05-08T20:42:59+03:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , |

The importance of teaching children environmental responsibility can never be understated and ideally begins when they are small. With their childlike sense of wonder and eagerness to learn, environmental responsibility can be modeled and taught to little ones from the moment they are born. Being a role model to your children is key when teaching values and instilling eco-friendly behaviors into their daily life. If children are brought up seeing, partaking of and living with Earth-friendly habits, they take them on board and the behaviors

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How to Compost: Everything You Need to Know about Composting

By |2019-04-11T22:51:05+03:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet, Gardening|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many reasons why we should know how to compost. If you’re reading this, however, chances are you’re already aware of them. For anyone that doesn’t know, here are just some of the reasons why composting is becoming essential and we all should start doing it: Why we all should know how to compost: In the US, 20% of a typical landfill is made up of food waste. In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year. When this food

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The Problem of Plastic Waste in the World and How to Save the Environment from It

By |2019-07-21T13:23:04+03:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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Zero Waste Living: A Beginner’s Guide to Living a Waste-Free Life

By |2019-04-03T13:46:45+03:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , |

Do you feel strongly about zero waste living? Do you find it hard to live a zero waste life 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

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5 Smart Ways to Use Biodegradable Waste to Help the Environment

By |2019-06-09T08:36:06+03:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

When something becomes superfluous to our needs we need to either dispose of it effectively or find a use for it. Biodegradable waste has become one of those things. There’s simply way too much of it. The problem is, when it ends up in landfills it leaches greenhouse gases. These cause global warming. There is also the financial cost of disposing of biodegradable waste. Significantly there has been a shift in how we view biodegradable waste. Europe, in particular, leads the fight against waste. It wants

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8 Plastic Alternatives That Could Save the Planet from Plastic Pollution

By |2019-06-13T21:15:11+03:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , |

We use plastic for nearly everything in our lives. In fact, plastic has become so ubiquitous that it is hard to find reasonable plastic alternatives. From shopping bags, toothbrushes, storing food, product containers, you name it, plastic is involved in it. The problem is that the majority of this plastic is single-use. Which means it can’t be recycled. Instead, it’s thrown away or littered and ends up as plastic pollution. To say that the planet is under siege from plastic pollution is a grave understatement.

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4 Biggest Environmental Issues Today And Practical Ways to Solve Them

By |2019-06-11T09:35:21+03:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are reading this then it is likely you are concerned with environmental issues. It is easy to feel helpless when you read about polar ice caps melting, the sheer tons of plastic waste, or the loss of important species. As an individual, faced with these enormous challenges, what on earth can one person possibly do? The environmental issues concern all of us, and if you feel as passionate as I do, you'll want to do something. And I believe that an individual can

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What Plastic Pollution Is Doing to Our Planet and 10 Practical Ways We Can Stop It

By |2019-06-08T19:32:21+03:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , |

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.

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