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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How to get rid of almost Anything [Infographic]

Whether it’s a mattress, an old appliance or construction debris, when you’ve got something you need to trash, it’s not always as easy as throwing it in the weekly pickup. Large items need special care in order to be taken away — and, more than that, they need intentionality in their disposal if you want to minimise their resulting impact on the environment. That means, when you want to dispose of something but don’t know how to do it, you need a basic understanding of where and how to get rid of goods.

Is it possible to dispose of goods without contributing to the 220 annual tons of waste generated in the United States? What do you do with items that won’t fit into regular trash pickup? The answer to these questions lies within the field of waste management.

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Ecofriendly home tips

Have you been feeling more conscious about what you can do to help the environment as of late? Are you looking for ways that you can create a more eco-friendly home and leave less of a footprint? Making the decision to go green is a big one, and one you should feel great about.

Check out the following tips and start making your home more eco-friendly today:

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Going Green with your Move [Infographic]

Whichever way you cut it, moving is a stressful process. From selling unwanted furniture and equipment, signing leases and other paperwork to last minute packing, not to mention coordinating the logistics of the move itself, moving is never easy.

With all these things on your mind, do you really need to be worrying about the environment as well? The answer is yes: you should consider environmental factors when you move. However, it is not as difficult as you might have imagined.

The reality is that moving all your belongings and possessions within a state or across the country can be pretty rough on the environment. The fuel used up by your vehicle, the unwanted items you throw away, and even the materials used for packing all adds up and can take a toll on the environment. Take a look at our tips and recommendations for an eco-friendly move and also how to kick off new energy efficient and green habits in your new home.

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Paper Recycling [Infographic]

In the United States, 67.2% of the paper consumed is recovered. There are things we can do to ensure people keep recycling more paper and there really is still a lot of work to do. Find out what you can and can’t recycle in the visual asset.

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