Numerous detrimental influences on nature and human health have been linked to conventional construction methods. With growing concerns about climate change, an increasing number of people are taking steps in order to minimize their carbon footprint, as well as to invest in homes and structures that will be able to last and perform their function well into the future. From creating floating houses to homes that adapt to the weather, environmentally conscious architects are changing the way we build.
But green living doesn’t have to look (or cost) like something out of a sci-fi movie. Today, there is a vast availability of ecological materials that can keep inhabitants safe while contributing to minimized pollution. Combined with modern design solutions, they’re helping create aesthetically pleasing homes in which families can live comfortably and sustainably.
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We can all agree that many of us have a few empty boxes laying around. While you can recycle your boxes at your nearest recycling facility, or use them to organize your home or workspace, you can also use leftover boxes in creative, fun ways with your kids.
Below, you’ll find three fun and easy projects with step-by-step instructions. You likely have most of the craft supplies already, and your kids can customize each project depending on which materials you have on hand. Read on to turn your cardboard boxes into functional art.
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Used coffee grounds offer many benefits to plants, flowers, and vegetables—improving water retention, drainage, and soil aeration are at the top of that list. Coffee grounds also allow certain beneficial microorganisms to thrive and attract earthworms, which are a garden’s best friend.
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When it comes to saving money on home renovation, repurposing as a means of recycling represents one of the cleverest and most pro-like moves you can pull off. The idea behind this is quite simple – you pick building materials that are well-known for their recyclable qualities, use the structures made out of them for as long as you can, and then salvage the leftovers after the building in question had its run.
Indeed, whether it’s roofing, flooring, wall structure, or bathroom fit-outs, the materials you’re using can last you years to come – be it in their fully assembled condition, or as a scraps you can repurpose for other projects!
Now then, in this article, we’re going to talk about what materials you can use in order to make your house renovation project not only a smart one while you’re doing it, but also a potentially lucrative one down the road.
So, without further ado, here are our ‘repurposeable’ building materials!
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The environmental impact of vinyl on the planet is one of the music industry’s (many) dirty little secrets. Last year alone over 4 million new vinyl records were purchased, and considering the average LP weighs about 135g, that means that over 550 tonnes of our favourite black plastic – with all its associated energy and environmental costs entered into the market at a time when we should all be thinking about reducing our carbon (and plastic) footprints.
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