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Recycling the Non-Recyclable

By Kim Robson: When we think of recycling, we generally think of glass, aluminum, plastic and paper. But there’s so much more than just those items. There’s a veritable gold mine of potentially valuable materials ending up in landfills. These materials can include industrial waste such as solvents, paints, and …

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How Plan An Eco-friendly Wedding

By Melissa Barrad: The trend for environmentally friendly weddings is definitely on the rise and will continue to become even more popular in the next few years. But, what does that really mean to the wedding industry? After planning weddings and events for almost a decade, I can say without …

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Water Conservation Tips

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this problem, …

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5 Home Updates that Pay Off

By Uma Campbell: Most home renovations are long-term endeavors. Among the numerous articles about home renovation, one aspect stays constant — the changes you make will be the ones you literally live with. Keep that in mind as we take a moment to combine financial investment with personal enjoyment in …

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Learn How To Recycle Plastic Properly

By Larraine Roulston: Have you ever wondered how plastic is recycled? The process involves different types of plastics melted and blended with new raw materials that create pellets or powder which are then used to create the same packaging or different products, such as decking or sturdy tote shopping bags. We all …

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Recycling Grey Water

By Kim Robson: What Is Grey water? Grey water is the wastewater from shower drains, baths, sinks and washing machines. Unlike black water, which is sewage from the toilet, grey water can be used for watering houseplants, landscaping, or even flushing the toilet; so it’s a recyclable resource. Instead of …

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The Road To Reducing Trash

By Amanda Wilkes: Producing trash is inevitable; however, some of us produce much, more than others. By simply being aware of the amount of trash you produce, you can easily cut your trash production in half with just a few simple tricks. #1 Many families have only one trash can …

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Why Are TVs Ending Up in Landfills?

By Kim Robson: Walk into any electronics retailer, and you’ll find that flat screens have taken over. No one sells TVs or computers with those big, clunky, heavy cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors anymore. Due to attrition, there’s a glut of old CRTs entering the e-waste stream, and there are …

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DIY Earth Friendly Cleaning Products

By Larraine Roulston: To make our homes sparkle, manufactures of cleaning products have done a good job convincing us to clean, deodorize and disinfect using their products. Household cleaning chores, however, do not require toxic chemicals. Simple, chemically free and much less expensive solutions are right at your fingertips.   A …

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Declutter and Make Some Moolah

By Amanda Wilkes: If you’re like most of us, you have clutter somewhere in your house. It may be in your closet, kitchen, guest room, or even in the spare bathroom storage area. Many of us have items that we no longer use but continue to hold on to. We …

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