Learn How to Reuse Empty Makeup Containers, to Save the Environment

The planet does need human help dealing with the amount of trash that gets tossed out. Beauty companies may be trimming their packaging, but there’s one area in which you can make a difference; you can think about upcycling the empty containers from your beauty products. The less waste you send out to the landfills, the better. You also save …

How Can I Help Protect the Environment?

In today’s highly industrial, consumer-driven world, the environment is being threatened on all sides. Soil, air, and water pollution can be found across the globe. There are concentrations of plastic trash the size of continents that are covering large portions of the Earth’s oceans. The largest single structure ever made is a gigantic landfill. The protective ozone layer is being depleted. …

Green Funerals – The Ultimate Expression of Environmental Responsibility

The trend toward greener lifestyles and greater levels of environmental responsibility has been underway for quite some time. Ever since the environmentally conscious 1960s, people around the world have been looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints and tread more lightly upon the earth. Homeowners have been installing solar panels in record numbers. Drivers have taken to electric and …

5 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

Reducing your plastic use sounds like a noble action, but daily plastic use can be a difficult habit to break, especially if you’re not sure where to start. The average American goes through about 185 pounds of plastic per year. That may sound like an absurd number but think of all the little plastic items you toss in the trash every …

The Question of the Shrinking Bin: Energy from Waste

Dustbins used to be small, inconspicuous affairs that men could hoist onto their backs ready to empty into the back of a wagon. Then they got bigger and needed wheels. Most things come full circle, and households are now committed to recycling as much as possible, in part as necessity, because bins are getting smaller and collection days sliding further …

Drain Cleaning Without Harmful Chemicals

Clogged drains can seem so severe and cause such frustration that it’s easy to gravitate towards the most extreme, corrosive chemicals in order to fix the problem. Indeed, many of the most popular drain cleaners consist of lye and other caustic substances which are dangerous to handle even with gloves on and can wreak havoc on piping and ground water …

Importance of Septic Tank Cleaning

Although 80 percent of the 123 million households in the United States are connected to a public sewer service, the remaining 20 million or so use septic tank systems for wastewater disposal. Septic tank systems, which can be traced as far back as 1860, are constructed away from sight, most likely at the farthest corner of the backyard. Throughout it’s …

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Don’t Forget the Outdoors: Here’s Your Spring Cleaning List for Tidying Up Outside To many homeowners, spring cleaning means scrubbing, tidying, and decluttering their house from top to bottom–but what about the areas outside the home? After all, when winter passes, your home’s exterior along with the yard and garden could use some TLC. However, when homeowners write up their spring …