March 29, 2013 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
Plastic bags can damage the environment when they are discarded. Discarded bags litter the landscape and harm marine mammals each year. The landfills are overrun with discarded plastic bags. Through the years, the bags will break down and separate into small particles that can be toxic to soil and water. The toxic particles will finally appear in our drinking water and our food. In addition, it takes gallons of oil to produce the bags, and there are better uses for this oil. This oil is needed Read the rest of this entry »
January 14, 2013 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
Environmentally-conscious consumers know that one of the best ways to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions is simply to consume less. Becoming more efficient in the way we live not only helps out the planet but your pockets too! Simple steps to conserve energy and natural resources can make a big difference. Check out these easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save a few bucks at the same time:
Recycle: Processing recycled materials vs. raw materials to make the same products can save up to 95 off manufacturing energy costs. Savings that some manufacturers are able to pass on to the consumer. Aluminum is an abundant metal that can be recycled over and over again with much less energy than it takes to make new aluminum products from raw materials. Plastic and paper recycling programs are available across the nation, making it easy to recycle these materials and save space in your local landfill.
Turn off the lights: Turning off the lights when you leave a room saves energy. Some energy suppliers charge higher rates over a certain consumption threshold. By turning off the lights, you can help keep your energy bill lower. Your lower energy bill is a savings you can see, which offers extra incentive to conserve energy when you can. If you live in a region with a deregulated energy market, shop around for the best rates on your energy supply. Compare providers, like Oncor Electric Service, and see savings right away!
Unplug it: Energy “vampires” are appliances that drain electricity even when not in use. Unplug cell phone chargers; coffee makers; toasters; devices with standby mode, such as your TV, computer or gaming console and the like for an energy savings of up to 100 per year.
June 24, 2012 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
Taking care of the environment, is vitally important. Recycling can reduce waste and pollution. Almost everything can be recycled. Glass products can easily be recycled. Recycling converts glass, into a reusable product. Reusing glass waste, assists in keeping landfills from becoming larger. Many states encourage glass recycling, by requiring a deposit on glass bottles, jars and other glass products. When a consumer purchases a product, they pay extra money for the glass. When the consumer returns the glass items for recycling, they receive a refund of the original deposit. This encourages consumers to recycle Read the rest of this entry »
June 20, 2012 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
Bluesign is a set of standards that has been created to govern the quality and environmental friendliness of many products, including textiles. This make them a very popular choice for those who want textiles and products that are made responsibility and with sustainability in mind.
Bluesign is focused on getting the most out of materials. This means that very little, if any, goes to waste during the manufacturing process. This ties into their views on environmental protection and reducing the amount of resources that are unnecessarily consumed in the world. These materials will Read the rest of this entry »
June 17, 2012 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
Eco circle is a type of closed-loop recycling system, which is derived from a world-first chemical reprocessing technology. In the mid-1990s, the practice of recycling polyester products was begun to deal with rising waste issues, for instance disposal of PET bottles. The scope expanded to recycling initiative to comprise the entire products of polyester and with the objective of recognizing a closed-loop reprocessing system.
This chemical recycling technology permits polyester products to be reprocessed into an extremely pure raw material. Polyester productsâ€™ chemical recycling enables frequent rejuvenation of new products with no any quality deterioration. In addition Read the rest of this entry »
June 14, 2012 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
The idea of using bamboo for fiber or fabric is one that should be looked in to more. The idea of using the bamboo is a reliable one as it provides you with a renewable resource that is more plentiful than trees or other alternatives. The idea of using bamboo fibers and fabrics for dishcloths and placemats also provides you with a more sterol environment as well. With bamboo you have a material that you can use for Read the rest of this entry »
June 10, 2012 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0
Hemp products are far vaster in abundance than most people realize. Hemp has been used for utility items such as rope and are also used to make a great many different clothes. Hemp has also been used to make cereal which is commonly found in organic grocery stores.
When hemp first emerged on the national landscape as the source of so many different products, it was considered somewhat of a novelty. Such an assessment is an unfortunate one. Hemp can is quite durable which is Read the rest of this entry »