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DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. There are many ways to recycle before, but it turns out there's so much that you can do with recycling plastic bottles that they deserved their own post.
The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material - it's resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


- Lack of understanding or wanting to understand.
- Lack of love.
- Religious boundaries.
- Class boundaries.
- Racism.
- Egoism.
- Sexism.
- Shoddy programming.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


Electricity itself does not cause pollution - the production of electricity is what causes pollution. To produce electricity on a large scale, power plants use rotating turbines, which make electricity with the help of a generator. To spin the turbines in a traditional power plant, the fuel must be burned.
The burning of coal and oil in fossil-fuel power plants creates greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide, along with other pollutants. Nuclear power plants have much lower direct emissions, but the process chain of mining and processing uranium and building and maintaining nuclear plants causes pollution.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


Basically, to make aerobic compost, you simply gather organic material put it into a bin or a heap in the garden, aerate it and then add it to your soil. However, in reality, aerobic composting is a little more involved than just that. The right quantity and types of materials you put into your compost heap makes a big difference to the quality and composting time of the resulting composted feedstock.
You need to think of your compost heap as a complete self-contained ecosystem full of aerobic microbes, and to survive, this ecosystem needs the right mix of ingredients such as "Oxygen" (from the air), "Water", "Warmth" and "Food" (from the composting materials), with the quality of the resulting compost depending on how well you control these four factors.
Decaying organic matter is a favorite haunt for many animals and insects with the redworm (also known as Red Wriggler Worms) or the night crawler worms being the most important. Both red-worms, night-crawlers and even garden worms can eat vast quantities of decaying vegetation at one end and due to their digestive system, excrete from the other end organic compounds that enrich the composted feedstock, while their burrowing actions help separate and aerate the compost at the same time.
But as well as redworms worms, naturally occurring active micro-organisms (mainly bacteria, aerobic microbes, and fungi) do most of the hard work of breaking down the large organic materials into a fine compost material. All you have to do is provide them with the right conditions to grow and multiply and they will do all the work for you.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 13, 2017


The most popular light bulbs available are halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Although they can initially cost more than traditional incandescent bulbs, during their lifetime they save you money, because they use less energy.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 13, 2017


Farmers have recycled ***** material back into the earth ever since we moved from hunter-gatherers to a farming society. Turn of the century they used manure from their animals. Modern day municipalities sell the sewage slurry to farmers to fortify their land for better crops. It is good for the environment because it is being used as compost and eliminates the need of applying dangerous chemicals to the land that end up in our food and water.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 13, 2017


This helps to reduce climate change. By using renewable energy sources like solar energy, we also reduce our dependence on fossil fuel gas and oil reserves, which are becoming more expensive and difficult to find. It also reduces our dependence on imported fossil fuels, improving our energy security.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Sun mixed with the wind is the best of the three. Geothermal is a great way to go but Joe Public don't have a backhoe in their backyard that they can use to dig the trenches required for geo. Solar and the wind on the other hand can be shipped in a box and about anyone can open a box and tie a wire on a solar module and to a battery. The Wind is a little harder because it requires two or more people to install and a larger amount of land because of the guy wires, makes noise etc.
So
1. Solar
2. Wind
3. Geo.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Plastic poses several environmental risks, including leaching chemicals and toxins into surrounding ecosystems, threatening the health of local animal populations and releasing greenhouse gases into the air. The negative effects of plastic vary depending on the type of plastic in the environment, quantity and length of exposure time. Plastics contain compounds, such as PVC and BPA, elements deemed a health risk to humans and animals while the leaching of these compounds into air and waterways poses a health and safety risk for nearby organisms.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Plastic, if you save them and use them again. However, they tend to collect, and all you can do "environmentally" with them then is find a place that accepts them for recycling.

Paper is fine, but two or three more uses is about all you can expect from them before they're totally kaput. Sometimes you can fold the bags and send them for recycling, but not all paper is suitable for that.

Reusable bags cost about a dollar, but they last a long time

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Mankind has developed a way to utilize the sun's vast energy by converting its sunlight into electricity via photovoltaics and other solar power methods. The fossil fuels in the form of plants underneath the earth which transform into oil over time are drilled using polluting machinery.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Not at all. The concern over Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) popped up in the mid-1980s, less than a year after I started working for an electric utility. A study was being data mined and an association popped up between electrical workers and two kinds of brain cancers: gliomas and astrocytomas. That was all - a doubling of frequency for each of those cancers in the electrical workers in the sample.

That was mighty scary. Those are really nasty cancers and EMFs are everywhere - not so much around electric meters (especially modern digital ones, which do not have motors) but certainly things with open loops, like electric blankets. My job often took me into high and extra high voltage (230-500 kV) substations, where the EMFs are so high that touching a grounded fence produces a painful shock.

A few years ago (time flies so I don't remember when it was but probably about 5-10 years ago) a much larger study found no association at all - the other was a statistical cluster. That does not turn back the clock on Euro regulations, though. The World Health Organization (source) leaves it open-ended: "To date, no adverse health effects from low-level, long-term exposure to radiofrequency or power frequency fields have been confirmed, but scientists are actively continuing to research this area."

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Actually, they are not solvent enough to buy a home or a shed.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


To learn electric work - you can go to a vocational training institute.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


No eels cannot be bred in captivity, they have to be captured from the wild as elvers, there is nothing renewable about that.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Yes. They should eat all the things.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Do NOT put your recycleables in a trash bag. Put them straight into the bin. It saves you a bag and saves someone at the recycle plant from having to remove it and throw it away.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 01, 2017


ABSOLUTELY! The more things that we can recycle, the better it is for the earth.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 01, 2017


No, please take the tape off.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 01, 2017


Money Talks... putting in a Turbine Farm is not a cheap proposition.
I would need to sell the electricity and pay off the infrastructure, let alone the enviromental impact, and the regulations they require... and the permits... and the lobbyists who are pro Nucleur and Pro Coal... and Natural Gas
you cannot put up a turbine just anywhere... you need a 5 year study of the "Wind" favorability
I have experience of this tug of events... unless you have a buyer of turbine electricity who is willing to pay the higher price...think about the "not in my backyard". thought process... i'ts not just Trump...

Green Living | Answered on Mar 31, 2017

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