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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A Guide to Upcycling [Infographic]

A Guide to Upcycling [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Originally Published by Tetra Pak Malaysia
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Inspirational infographic promoting upcycling for used beverage cartons.

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Upcycling or Recycling?

Upcycling or Recycling? | ecogreenlove

Originally Published by Morrocco Method

Recycling has been around for ages, but upcycling is sort of a new term. It seems like “going green” went from just being a trend, to being an actual way of life. Sustainability has become more than just an environmental issue. Now, people are even turning to environmentally friendly habits in their health.

With Recycling, the idea is to turn a used item back into a reusable material. Plastic bottles, for example, can be combined and melted down into plastic again.

Upcycling aims to make an object reusable, but the difference is that it doesn’t downgrade the value of the material. In fact, the upcycling purpose is to make the original object better.

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Find more ideas on how to upcycle everyday items here!

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Tips on Dumpster Diving [Infographic]

Click to Enlarge ImageFrom Trash to Treasure: The Dos and Don’ts of Successful Dumpster Diving | ecogreenloveInfographic by CustomMade

While some people spend the early morning hours asleep, partying, or getting ready for work, other people around the world pursue a slightly less conventional activity: digging through trash.

Why, you might ask, would someone enthusiastically subject themselves to the often disgusting sights and smells on the inside of a dumpster or in the middle of a trash heap? Turns out, these intrepid dumpster divers are on to something. Read on to learn what dumpster diving is all about and how you can take advantage of the wonderful treasure that is other people’s trash.

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The Problem with Water [Infographic]

The Problem with Water [Infographic] | ecogreenloveby PJ Dore

783,000,000 people don’t have access to safe fresh water. The total volume of water on Earth is 97.5% salt water, and just 3.5% fresh water. And still, to produce 1 car it takes about 30,000L of water.

We clearly have a water problem… Let’s conserve our resources!

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