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Tru Earth has stripped all water out of the detergent and packages it in a small recyclable cardboard envelope. It arrives in a small cardboard envelope that fits in your mailbox or through your mail slot.
Why is it important to recycle your old electronics? This infographic explains it all.
On October 15th, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law, the "Buy Clean California Act." The intention of this law to prevent contractors from using material that is shipped in other states and countries with considerably lower quality than standards than...
In Rotterdam, BlueCity is a Circular Economy incubator for companies developing technologies that create products from waste. So far they have about 12 companies that are working within their facilities - which are located in a defunct indoor tropical swimming centre...
An efficient, low flow toilet (3 litres) that is virtually clog-free. Great for hotels and institutions due to its low maintenance.
“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” ―Stanislaw Lec Like many others out there I am suffering from climate anxiety, and yes, it's a thing. In fact, there is even a 9 step program for it available in some cities. I sometimes feel like there is very...
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Prefab and modular homes are not only faster to construct, they can usually be made to higher environment standards. Further, because they are made off-site, they generate less construction waste than a standard build.
There are plenty of ways to build green. Methods such as straw bale, rammed earth, and cross-laminated timber had fallen out of favour as brick and lumber-built methods became quicker, but they are getting a revival because of their postivie attributes.
- Landscaping for maximum energy and water efficiency
- Environmentally-friendly path and mortar systems
- rain-barrels and cisterns
- solar panels and residential wind turbines