Limits of Recycling [Video]

Limits to recycling by The Fuse School

“Learn the basics about the limits to recycling. Yes, there can be limits to recycling, depending on which materials can or cannot be recyclable, on its cost and how involved society is.”

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Creative uses for recyclables [Infographic]

An alternative to recycling is upcycling, or reusing materials and things you would have otherwise thrown away. This gives a new life and a new use to things without requiring any extra resorting or processing.

The team at Personal Creations made a graphic showing how you can upcycle items around the home to keep it out of the garbage. There are 40 ideas overall and there’s inspiration and examples for different materials you commonly have at home.

So the next time you’re headed to the trash or recycle bin check out this graphic and think about if there’s a good use you could put that item to first:

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Repurposing Mason Jars [Infographic]

Repurposing Mason Jars [Infographic] | ecogreenlove
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Mason jars have been around for over 100 years, and they were originally used for canning and preserving food. Over the past few decades, however, the uses for these versatile jars have taken a creative spin. From gift containers to wedding decorations, Mason jars are on thousands of Pinterest boards for one reason or another. Dinah Wulf compiled a list of common and creative uses for these versatile jars and has broken these down into four categories: recipes, gardens, gifts, and crafts. She also included some DIYs you can try each of them out!

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A Bottle’s Journey [Infographic]

A Bottle's Journey [Infographic] | ecogreenloveby Group Advanced Technical Concepts

This infographic shows the process of recycling a bottle from the time it leaves your home to being recast into another product, every process explained.

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DIY: Upcycled Easter Decorations & Gifts

(Updated: March 2016) Click the image to go to original source and/or tutorial, enjoy!

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From broken eggshells you will create amazing Easter egg decoration!
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Learn how to dye easter eggs in shaving cream with food coloring!
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Use recycled cardboard and yarn to make this simple yet beautiful Easter craft for kids

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Cost-Efficient Ways to make your Home more Eco-Friendly [Infographic]

Originally Published on Huffington Post

Let’s face it: Reducing your home’s negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work.

But solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren’t the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy — and fun — ways to conserve energy.

Luckily for us, UK-based magazine Good To Be Home has some clever ideas on other ways to do it.

How to Move Away from Plastic Dependency [Infographic]

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Since plastics were first introduced to the U.S. during the mid-late 19th century, we’ve been dependent on the material for it’s versatility, convenience, and function. Currently, plastics are one of the most used materials on a volume basis in U.S. industrial and commercial life. Unfortunately, the sheer mass of plastic used to make containers, packaging, appliances, plates, cups, and so forth has gravely impacted the environment. An estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic occupy each square mile of ocean and at least two thirds of the world’s fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion.

Alternative materials—such as reclaimed wood, steel, and glass—can help gradually reduce our reliance on plastic and pose less of an impact on the Earth. Reducing plastic use can range from short term decisions—swapping plastic sandwich bags for washable canvas or throwaway plastic utensils for metal ones—to more long term changes, such as trading in your plastic picnic tables for reclaimed wood barn tables. Making smart swaps can make a big difference over time.

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