What type of Recycler are you? [Quiz]

Recycling – It’s worth it! We simply don’t have the room on Earth to keep burying rubbish. Recycling is essential to our future. It’s also faster and more cost effective than sourcing materials to make new products from. Reusing materials saves a huge amount of energy, which in turn benefits the planet and its ecosystems on the whole.

Recycling Facts:

  • Recycling 6 tea bags creates enough energy to make 1 cup of tea
  • Up to 60% of discarded rubbish could be recycled
  • 1 recycled tin can saves enough energy worth 3 hours of television
  • A recycled aluminium can will be back on the shelves within 6 weeks
  • Recycling every newspaper would save 250 million trees per year

Mattress Online, who offer a recycling option when you buy a new mattress from them, have created this quiz to help you determine what type of recycler you are.

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6 Ways to make your Kitchen more Green [Infographic]

If you want to just plain cut on costs or you want to make a more environmentally approach towards your home, making your kitchen green can help you achieve both. Here are six simple ways you can do to make your kitchen greener.

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Make less trash [Guide]

Zero waste doesn’t mean producing or consuming nothing. It’s about carefully and intentionally designing, producing, and consuming without waste as an end product.

“We make less waste and eventually when we can shift the way manufactures design and create stuff (and we have the infrastructure to recover) then we will live in a circular economy (zero waste) and that word zero will actually mean zero. Until then, do your best, start small, and voice your consumer opinion! Change won’t happen until we speak up and use our consumer power as much as we can.”

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Winter Prep for a Spring Garden [Infographic]

In the depth of winter, it may seem that there is little to do in your garden. There are few plants and flowers growing, the weather is cold and less daylight prevents you from spending a lot of time outdoors.

However, there are things you can be doing to prepare your garden for spring. From tools and sheds, to digging over soil and making it ready for planting, this infographic shows you some practical ways to get a head start on your spring garden.

By planning ahead, you can ensure a beautiful garden with pretty flowers and tidy borders. You’ll be the envy of the street!

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Simple guide to Composting [Infographic]

Originally published on mbg

Composting organic waste is one of the best things you can do for the environment.

What is compost, anyway?

Nicknamed “Black Gold” by many gardeners and farmers, compost is a soil-like substance made from decomposed organic materials, such as yard trimmings and food scraps. When used properly, beneficial microorganisms in your compost pile will break down the waste until it becomes an unrecognizable substance that is dark, fluffy and rich in nutrients. It can be used for potting plants, as a form of mulch, or as a “soil amendment” that increases the organic content of your soil.
The barrier to entry might seem high, but composting is as easy as you want to make it.

Not only does composting divert organic materials from landfills, it also creates a nutrient-rich material perfect for growing a wide variety of plants and crops. The barrier to entry might seem high, but composting is as easy as you want to make it. This guide will help you get started:
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