The whole zero waste movement is a relatively new phenomenon but it’s one that is greatly welcomed. As citizens of our planet, it is fundamental that we understand that our behaviours every single day can have repercussions for the environment. If we take control and even try to amend our ways one step at a time eg ditch the disposable coffee cups, it can make a difference especially for the future and for our kids.
The guys in EZ Living Interiors have put together this infographic below outlining everything you need to know about Zero Waste Homes and how to achieve same. It also outlines the reasons why someone should strive for a zero waste home; it explains the hierarchy of a zero waste home; it details the 5 R’s of zero waste and it also focuses on 5 actionable ways to reduce waste. Check out the full infographic below.
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Whether you’re moving office, refurbishing or downsizing, proper disposal of furniture and IT equipment is an absolute must for modern businesses. Not only do customers expect companies to demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility, but failing to do so could result in a fine or prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act.
When undergoing a disposal project, the government expects business to follow the waste management hierarchy, which prioritises how furniture and IT is disposed:
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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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These innovative hospitals are choosing to look after the environment as well as their patients. With modern, state of the art facilities, eco-friendly hospitals are winning awards for their efforts.
Here, we take a look at some of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the USA.
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The Green City Index completed by Siemens – a global leader in engineering and technology services – provides a unique assessment, comparing cities in terms of their environmental performance as a whole. 30 individual indicators are measured touching a wide range of environmental areas, from waste management and greenhouse gas emissions to water consumption and public transport.
Though cities can be assessed on their own green efforts, it’s difficult to compile a definitively ranked list – as each cities faces it’s own issues while working towards their own goals. It is easy however to see which cities are putting in the effort and setting an example for others to follow.
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