Recycling & Upcycling for travellers [Infographic]

Recycling & Upcycling for travellers [Infographic] | ecogreenloveProduced by Swissotel Hotels & Resorts

Whether we’re venturing the rural outskirts of town or the edge of a distant continent, more of us are travelling than ever before. With locales around the world enjoying increased football, it’s become important for us to travel responsibly. This means ensuring that we leave the places we visit just as beautiful as when we arrived and reducing our holiday’s carbon footprint with repurposing.

Have a wonderful journey and a joyful vacation. But remember: wherever you go, take only photographs, leave only footprints.

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Reusing Baby Food Jars and Bottles

If the bottles are scratched up and junky and can’t be reused, ask your local recycling office where can you recycle them.”

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DIY Greenhouse [Infographic]

DIY Greenhouse [Infographic] | ecogreenloveBrought to you by Custom Made

A home garden greenhouse may seem like a daunting item on a gardener’s wish list. It comes in the form of a pipe dream or is shuffled into the “one of these days” category.

Greenhouse dreams typically resurface when coming home from a weekend adventure to find freshly emerged seedlings on their deathbeds. Sometimes they can be coaxed back to life and other times they are beyond revival, but these young phyto-children could have been saved with a simple DIY greenhouse.

A greenhouse provides plants with a head start by sheltering them from whatever the weather is up to outside. Greenhouse gardeners can sow seeds weeks before the topsoil is warm enough for outdoor germination. And late-season producers can keep fruiting beyond their outdoor counterparts. With a temperature-controlled environment, a wider variety of species, which would otherwise be intolerant of the climate on site, are available. In addition to supreme growing conditions, herbivory and parasites are less of an issue in a greenhouse, since neighborhood deer or a swarm of locusts can’t get to the protected plants.

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