Monday, 30 January 2012

Weird Stuff You Can Recycle

Everyone know thats we need to recycle & reuse more and throw out less, so we know about plastic, glass, paper etc but I bet these weird stuff are things you didn't think you could recycle.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Is It Possible To Have Zero Waste?

In the world we are living in land is becoming scarcer which means that we are running out of space to throw away our rubbish. This means we will have to eventually live in a zero waste society and this will most likely be caused by making sure we use things that can be recycled.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

How To Be Green With Your Cuppa!

This aspect of a greener life is not so well known hence why there is a whole post devoted to it. As we will all know some of the most electrical consuming objects can be found in the kitchen and one of those devices is the kettle, so the next you make a cuppa just follow the information for a greener life.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Eco-Friendly Dentist

A few days ago I found a YouTube video that was posted on reddit about the eco-friendly dentist and I felt that I had to share it with you guys. As you can see from the clip (link is below) he is very enthusiastic about being green.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

What Motivates People To Recycle?

Most people know that recycling is important in order to make less of an impact upon the environment however there are a lot of people that ignore this and fail to recycle the things that can be recycled!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Light Bulb Snowman

In my last post about reusing I mentioned by using paper mache and a used light bulb to make cute little snowman, I know it is a tad late since Christmas has just pasted but there is always next year, well here’s a picture of one I made:

Reusing Ideas

Recently I published a post on the three R's (reduce, reuse and recycle) so I decided to make a post about reusing ideas. Reusing something is important in helping our environment as it means new resources do not need to be harvested to make that item.

Bulbs ~ Fancy doing some paper mache? Using a bulb, newspaper, glue and some imagination you can make a nice pretty snowman. For instructions try this site.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

It's The Small Things...

It is the small things that can make a difference to helping our environment recover from the excessive damage we have caused to this beautiful planet of ours. If we can't change our behaviour in small ways how will we learn to adapt to the big changes that we have no control over (like running out of oil for example).

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Three R's

Sorry about the wait peps, as you can tell from the title this post is about "Reduce, Reuse & Recycle". This phase came around about 30 years ago when the "epa" (The Environmental Protection Agency) first started to look into harmful waste and what to do with it. The three R's are in order of effectiveness, reducing has more impact than reusing and reusing has more of an impact than recycling.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Shame On You McDonalds!

As a part-time crew member at a McDonald's restaurant in Britain for just over a year I have been noticing the insane amount of plastic that our store goes through (and we are a very small store, about 60 staff) but that is not what gets to me, it is the fact that it is just chucked into the bins and not recycled.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Carbon Footprint, What Is It?

A carbon footprint is basically how much Co2 (carbon) you pollutate this plant with, the lower it is the better for both your walletand our environment.

The majority of people know about what a carbon footprint is but fail to know how big theirs is. Your carbon footprint takes many things into account things like how often you go to the doctors, to what you eat and how much you travel.

The following is a breakdown of my footprint:

Monday, 19 September 2011

How To Be More Green!

Whether you are a Eco warrior or you just want to be more green then you may find these tips helpful in your bid to be more green, lower your carbon footprint and to be less harmful to the environment.

 ~ Don't waste food. In order for the food to get on the shelves in the supermarket, it has to be grown, processed, flown and then driven to your local supermarket, all of which would use chemicals to fertilise (if it is a plant based food) and then a load (and I mean loads) of oil just to get to the supermarket.