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Recycled Plastic Uses – Composite Timber

March 14th, 2012.

Composite plastic timber products give new life to plastic and wood waste, recycling garbage bound for landfill into something useful that could last far longer than the original item.

Using indoor plants to clear the air

March 8th, 2012.

Indoor plants not only look great, they can also help clear your house of common environmental pollutants.

Say No To 2,4-D Based Weed Killers

February 25th, 2012.

2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a chemical that was used in the infamous "Agent Orange" defoliant deployed during the Vietnam War. It’s also still being widely used today – and perhaps even in your own garden. There are more environmentally friendly alternatives.

Gas pills, gadgets and additives – real savings or scams?

February 24th, 2012.

Environmental concerns coupled with high prices at the gas pump and the specter of peak oil continues to fuel the market for magic pills, gadgets and additives promising better gas mileage and less emissions. But do they work?

Ryobi One Plus – A Greener Cordless Power Tool System

February 18th, 2012.

Having multiple power tools with multiple charging and battery systems can be a real pain, both to the user and the environment. I recently purchased a Ryobi One+ system, which offers dozens of tools that can be run off the same battery.

Is your shampoo poisoning the environment?

February 11th, 2012.

What’s in your bottle of shampoo? Could you be unknowingly poisoning the environment? After looking at the ingredients on my shampoo bottle, I was rather disgusted by the chemical cocktail I’ve been applying to my hair and flushing down the drain.

Greeting Cards Can Be Recycled And Reused

January 28th, 2012.

Do you have a stash of greeting cards – Xmas, birthday, or whatever occasion – that you really don’t want to keep any more? The recycling bin is certainly a greener option than disposing of them with your household waste, but they can also be reused.

Spider silk – stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar – and beautiful

January 25th, 2012.

A fear of spiders isn’t uncommon, although often unfounded. Sometimes fear can be turned into fascination once we understand more about something. A fascinating aspect of spiders is the silk they produce to spin a web, which is the strongest natural or synthetic fiber known.

Contrails : Scars Across The Sky

January 21st, 2012.

Contrail is short for condensation trail, a streak of artificial cloud made by jet aircraft engine exhaust; also known as a vapour trail. Contrails aren’t just a form of visual pollution to some; they are also thought to have an impact on climate.

The importance of recycling used engine oil

January 18th, 2012.

Millions of gallons of used engine oil are dumped annually instead of recycled. Learn more about the importance of recycling used engine oil and how you can locate collection points in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia.