Here are some valuable Apps listed that might help all of us evaluate, track or find simple solutions to shift our mindset and look at what and how we are buying and using things like food, clothes or even the web. And if that, by extension, saves us money… then why not give it a try? 😉Continue reading “12 Apps that will Help the Earth and Your Wallet [Visual]”
How a Business can Make Money and Be More Sustainable
As we progress, we’re seeing the importance of going green day by day. Global warming is here, and the only way to stop it is by reducing pollution. Many ideas have been brought to the table to facilitate this. Among the most discussed is the recycling business, as recycling is one of the safest ways to dispose of pollutants. For a successful recycling business, you need prior knowledge of the materials to recycle and how to recycle them.Continue reading “How a Business can Make Money and Be More Sustainable”
Eco-Friendly Gardening Checklist [Infographic]
Creating your own garden is a great way to help the environment in a natural way. These tips provided can help make your garden even more environment friendly in multiple ways.Continue reading “Eco-Friendly Gardening Checklist [Infographic]”
How to Recycle in the Age of COVID-19 [Visual]
You can do your part in minimizing the environmental impact of the pandemic on our world. From ordering packages to your apartment in minimal packaging to encouraging communal recycling efforts with other renters; small changes can be made that make a big difference. Check out this guide by ApartmentGuide to recycling in the age of COVID-19 below.Continue reading “How to Recycle in the Age of COVID-19 [Visual]”
Recycling Labels Explained [Visual]
According to a BBC poll, 47% of people report having arguments about what types of plastic can be recycled. The reason for the confusion? There are seven different types of plastic packaging and some are recycled more often than others. Also, due to funding and resources available, each local authority collects and processes recycling waste in different ways.
We’re all used to seeing the 3 arrows in a circular icon (♻️). This is called the mobius loop, and while you might think that this is an indication that the item can be popped in your recycling bin, you’d be wrong. It only means that it could be recycled, but whether that can happen depends on the services your council supply. It’s also worth noting that this symbol is unregulated throughout the industry, meaning that anyone can use it. Which begs the question, can you even trust it at all?
Below is a handy chart of recycling symbols that you can refer back to time and again. Checking the labels for these symbols should be the first step in recycling.