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10 Ways to Save on Heating Costs This Winter.

Winter is coming, but it doesn’t have to bring outsized heating bills with it. Take a tour of your home and check out these problem areas; fixing them up could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to keep the place warm and toasty. Here are several tips to reduce energy consumption and maintain

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How to Dispose of Batteries at Home?

Stop and think before you throw those old electronics, batteries and lightbulbs in the trash. Most electronic waste and batteries contain toxic heavy metals that can seep into soil and water. Recycling these products not only keeps heavy metals out of the soil and water, but also helps reuse materials that require energy to mine

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DIY Recycle Your Own Paper

Paper is one the material that can be easily recycled, which includes everything from packaging to mail, makes up the largest percentage of the municipal solid waste stream at 33 percent. It’s one of the most recovered materials, as recycling opportunities are often readily available. Paper recycling might seem like the sort of thing best

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Ecology Ideas for The Office

A greener workplace can mean a lighter ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work, and good news for the bottom line. From daily smog to the rising threat of global warming, it’s pretty obvious that we all need to clean up our workplace. Copiers, computers, even old floppy disks, can make a

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Disposing of Cooking Oil: Safe Options.

  Whether you’re deep-frying a turkey, browning some ground beef or frying some bacon, you end up with a lot of used oil to contend with. Some of the best things are made with cooking oil. However, though it is an essential part of making some of the most delicious food, it can be a

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Plastic Bags : The Ugly Addiction

Overall recycling rates are increasing, but so is our population. More goods are being produced and more natural resources are being used, and many are wasted when we throw things away. We’ve compiled some of the most astonishing recycling facts; some are alarming, and all of them should make us realise that we need to

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Air Pollution : Causes, Effects and Solutions.

Pollution is now a common place term, that our ears are attuned to. By definition, pollution refers to any matter that is “out of place”. In other words, it is what happens when toxins, contaminants, and other harmful products are introduced into an environment, disrupting its normal patterns and functions. Air pollution it occurs when

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Household waste: What can and can´t be recycled?

Did you know that the average person in the United States generates around 4.5 pounds of waste every single day? Multiply that by around 300 million, and you can see why garbage has become a serious problem in this country. This is just one reason why recycling is so important. Recycling not only saves valuable

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How Much Wood is Used to Make Paper?

In the United States, the wood used for the manufacture of paper is mainly from small diameter bolts and pulpwood. It is usually measured by the cord or by weight. Although the fiber used in making paper is overwhelmingly wood fiber, a large percentage of other ingredients is needed. Paper is made from a mix

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Recycling paper and save a tree

In the last 40 years, world consumption of paper has grown four hundred percent! Today, the world consumes about 300 million tons of paper every year. Most of this paper is made from virgin pulp that comes from nearly 4 billion trees. Trees, that would have served as badly needed carbon sinks, had they not

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