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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Urban Agriculture [Infographic]

Originally Published by  on Bozzuto blog

Urban Agriculture is a movement towards growing and raising more food within densely populated areas of major cities. Today, about 15% of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. Since space is limited in big cities, you may have noticed city gardens sprouting up in smaller spaces (like rooftops or apartment balconies). Another green benefit to urban gardening is that you can re-purpose old recyclable milk jugs or woven baskets and use them as containers for new veggies. Vegetables that are ideally suited for growing in containers include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley.

Have you already been practicing urban agriculture and balcony or patio gardening? We would love to hear about it! What tips can you share on how to have the greenest thumb on the block?

Reusing Old Tires / Tyres (from bikes, cars, trucks…)

Updated: June 2016

*Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year. Tires are also often recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products.

Reusing Old Tires / Tyres | ecogreenlove
ReStyled Rubber Bike Tire Stamps
Reusing Old Tires / Tyres | ecogreenlove
Recycled Tire Basket
Reusing Old Tires / Tyres | ecogreenlove
upcycled inner tube zip coin purse {Etsy}

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