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Knowaste Diaper Recycling Plant In 2010


Beginning in May 2010, Knowaste Ltd., will open a new recycling facility in the England. Hopefully other countries will take notice and build their own dirty diaper recycling plants. Why? The average baby goes through 5,000 to 6,000 diapers by the time they are potty trained? That’s almost one full ton of waste per baby. […]

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Making A More Sustainable Office


The best way to reduce office waste is not to produce it in the first place. Before buying any kind of supplies for your office, ask yourself if you need to buy the goods or materials, or if you are simply buying too much. Use electronic communication whenever possible to reduce printing and faxing, and […]

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David de Rothschild Building Plastic Bottle Boat ‘Plastiki’


David de Rothschild is taking recycling to a whole new level. Taking thousands of plastic bottles, which de Rothschild says are a symbol of global waste, and constructing a boat that he plans to sail from California to Australia, a journey of 11,000 miles. “It’s all sail power,” de Rothschild said. “The idea is to […]

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Cheap and Eco-Friendly Home Insulation Tips


One of the most important factors in making your home more energy efficient, and therefore cutting your energy bill bin half, is having your house properly insulated. Thoughtfully ans sustainably designed homes that utilize insulation, thermal mass design and sustainable energy alternatives, such as solar panels, can save some homeowners up to 50% on their […]

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Water Bottles – Pure Water and Pure Evil


According to a recent study done by the Pacific Institute, which conducts interdisciplinary research on three main programs of research: Water, Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice, and Globalization,  bottled water requires almost 2,000 times as much energy to produce than comparable amounts of regular tap water. The study also covers the transportation costs of […]

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Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts


Want to show her you love her in the greenest way possible? Forget wrapping that cheap perfume in paper that will just be thrown out anyway. Here are some tips to have an environmentally friendly Valentine’s Day that will show her you love her – and the planet too. Does your better half drink from […]

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Recycling Your Old Electronics


If you simply toss out your old electronics, like computers, printers etc, not only are you taking up increasingly limited landfill space with valuable resources like plastic, metal and glass, you’re also putting toxic materials in the ground. If you bought your TV, computer, or other electronic device in the last decade, it can be […]

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A Cardboard Bicycle


An industrial design student in the U.K. has built a cheap, ecological transport – a cardboard bike. He designed the bike after learning that a bicycle is stolen every 71 seconds, so he decided to make a bike inexpensive enough that it wouldn’t matter if it got stolen. The prototype is made almost entirely from […]

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General Motors Going 50% Landfill-Free by 2010


General Motors says by the end of 2010, half of its major global manufacturing operations will be land-fill free. The facilities plan to achieve that goal when all production waste or garbage is recycled or reused. So far, the company says 33 of its operations recently reached that status for a total of 43. At […]

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