Recycling for a Sustainable Lifestyle  

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created by cally2 2009-10-21 03:45:45 am

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Recycle old newspapers by wetting them and laying around your plants to reduce weeds and add organic matter. You have your own weedmat and if you cover it with organic mulch it looks good too.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-21 03:48:58 am    

 



You can also use those trays to store open quarts of oil in in case of a spill no oil gets into the eco system.

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submitted by Texasboy39 2009-10-21 10:24:19 am    


Install a grey water system that will recycle your washing water for irrigating your plants. Use biodegradable detergents for the best results

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For a more sustainable backyard bbq, use crockery and cutlery instead of disposables. Nothing goes to the landfill and in the longterm it's cheaper.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-21 03:46:39 am    


Recycle old wallpaper by using the roll ends for children's drawing paper.

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Dispose of your aluminium food trays sustainably by recycling them as drip trays for your pot plants. They'll last ages and preserve your floors and shelves

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Recycle your plastic bags by using them for binliners. They also make good poop scoops when walking the dog.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:02:26 am    


Sustainable recycled seedling containers can include egg cartons, tetra-pak cartons, plastic bottles and toilet roll tubes.

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Improve your sustainability by recycling old pantie hose as tie ups for your plants.

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Use sustainable eco light bulbs. They can save up to 75% of your power use.

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Make your life more sustainable by always choosing recycled products or products with recycled content.

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Recycle your old envelopes by putting a new address label on them. They can also be used for notes and lists.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:05:13 am    


Buying good quality clothing that lasts is more sustainable than buying low cost clothing that needs frequent replacing.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:05:43 am    


Recycle water bottles by filling them from the tap. Tap water often tastes as good or better than bottled.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:06:11 am    


Have a yard or garage sale to let other people recycle your unwanted clothes, furniture and books.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:06:35 am    


Choose rechargeable batteries rather than single use ones. The less you buy the more sustainable your impact.

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Recycle your food scraps by composting or starting a worm farm.

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Plastic bottles can be recycled as containers for slug bait that keep your pets safe.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:07:56 am    


Changing your banking and bill paying to online versions reduces paper and fuel use and is more sustainable.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:08:21 am    


Comparing prices online is more sustainable than driving from shop to shop.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-22 02:09:08 am    


Buy organic and free range food from local suppliers. It's much more sustainable to reduce the transport costs. Or of course you could always grow your own. That is healthier for you and for the planet. www.organicbeginner.blogspot.com

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-28 06:00:11 pm    


Grow your own vegetables. Fresh is tastier, healthier and cheaper. Not having the food miles is more sustainable too.

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submitted by cally2 2009-10-21 03:47:11 am    


Don't just recycle your items. Buy items that have been recycled. You can find items that are already recycled all over in stores from plastic, to paper, to office furniture.

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-05 01:25:50 am    


Turn junk into art! Use old glass in mosaic tables, melt down old crayons to make new ones, make paper mache out of old newspapers and so many other things tat you can do!

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submitted by Lorindaleigh 2010-03-05 01:28:01 am    

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