Mattress Online have unwrapped the true scale of Christmas overspending, discovering that Brits will throw away a huge 275,613 tonnes of waste every year. Food and drink packaging tips the scales for the most waste, with over 1490,000 tonnes being binned, whilst 50,544 tonnes of food is wasted every festive season.
Christmas trees are high on the list too as 3/4 admit their tree goes to landfill. But even decorations are a serious culprit – Brits bin 68,488 miles of Christmas lights, enough to travel up the UK 78 times.
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The whole zero waste movement is a relatively new phenomenon but it’s one that is greatly welcomed. As citizens of our planet, it is fundamental that we understand that our behaviours every single day can have repercussions for the environment. If we take control and even try to amend our ways one step at a time eg ditch the disposable coffee cups, it can make a difference especially for the future and for our kids.
The guys in EZ Living Interiors have put together this infographic below outlining everything you need to know about Zero Waste Homes and how to achieve same. It also outlines the reasons why someone should strive for a zero waste home; it explains the hierarchy of a zero waste home; it details the 5 R’s of zero waste and it also focuses on 5 actionable ways to reduce waste. Check out the full infographic below.
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Molds are found both indoors and outdoors, and while some molds are harmless, others can cause allergic reactions in you and your family. Symptoms of mold exposure include a cough, asthma symptoms, shortness of breath, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and respiratory illness. Mold is especially dangerous to infants and young children, as prolonged exposure can cause lifelong respiratory issues.
Mold is caused by humidity in the air combined with oxygen, darkness and mold spores. If you live in a poorly ventilated home, you may have recurring mold problems. You’ll also want to repair any leaks in pipes or the roof immediately.
Mold removal below 10 square feet can be removed by natural remedies. However, for any area larger than 10 square feet, you should seek out a professional for mold removal.
In this infographic, you’ll learn about AerIndustries covers How to Remove Mold Naturally to help you identify and eliminate mold in your home.
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Making your own natural fertilizers is a safe and effective way to grow a lush, chemical-free garden.
Since there are multiple options for DIY natural fertilizers, you may want to experiment with different formulations in different areas of the garden. For example, you could try compost tea for acid-loving plants, fireplace ashes for plants that prefer more alkaline soil, and recycled aquarium water for fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even houseplants.
You can switch things up further, using different natural fertilizers at different times of the year. Ashes may be more abundant in the spring after an entire winter of fires, and your compost might not be ready until the end of summer when the heat has worked its magic to transform waste into nutrient-rich soil.
Experiment with different kinds of natural fertilizers to see how DIY recipes provide the best results in your garden.
Depending on the type of natural fertilizer you choose, the “green” approach to gardening can also help you reduce waste and reuse or recycle natural materials, making DIY fertilizers both inexpensive and environmentally friendly.
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The most interesting ideas are often born by mistakes. While cleaning, maybe you have found a large amount of things that you don’t even know why you keep them, for example: a half or just pieces of wallpaper that is still left over from a last renovation?
Well, if that is your case, this guide can help you design something very creative out of it. Here are 11 creative ideas for leftover wallpaper that are also easy to make by yourself.
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