Who says you have to just throw away items? Why not re-purpose and recycle products yourself? Many people have taken items they don’t use anymore and make it into other things that are more useful to your life. This would be better for the environment because you aren’t throwing them away. Examples are making a soap jar out of an old mason jar, making old button up shirts into pillow cases, or if you have any old postcards you could make a wallet out of them. Crafting is a hobby that is super fun and easy. The following site has ideas and instructions on how to make something new out of something old.
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Children are too often driven to school
I think that children are driven to school too often and this damages on the environment.
Children today is much more lazy than they were 10 years ago, for about 10 years ago every one was going or cycling to school, now children are more spoiled and gets what they want.
I think that the only solution to get the children to walk or cycle to school is really just to get them to do as before. Children are much more alert and ready for school when they got some fresh air in the morning, they are not getting the fresh air when they are driven to school.
It also helps a lot to the environment that we try to walk or ride a bike or take the bus more often and this is the simple solutions that everyone can take the benefit of.
Recycling is so important because it is an easy, free way to improve your community and reduce your carbon footprint. But not everyone has access to recycling, in fact, some people don’t even have recycling bins! According to a town that upgraded to 96 gallon recycling bins (http://monroe.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/a-big-blue-96gallon-recycle-cart-in-every-driveway), there has been a 30% increase in people recycling! If every town did this, then the rate at which carbon is being emitted would greatly decrease.
Here is a link to a video of what happens to the materials that you recycle:
While many people feel that recycling is enough to save the environment, reusing and/or re-purposing our items definitely seems to be the better route. However, very few people are actually aware of the difference between recycling and reusing. Reusing items requires less processing and energy. When you recycle an item, it is essentially broken down into the simplest material it can become, which may involve pollution of the environment and the release of carbon emissions.
A great comparison between the two is shown here on an online pdf: http://www.computersforclassrooms.org/pdf/A%20Comparison%20of%20Reuse%20vs%20Recycling%20-%20Table%20Format%20-v3c.pdf
This particular example shows the effects when 100 computers are recycled versus when 100 computers are reused. This clearly shows the differences recycling and reusing have on our environment.
For those interested, there are a huge number of different reusing/re-purposing ideas found online, especially on social networking websites such as Pinterest.
Hey everyone, I’m Jake and I live in Texas. I think it’s a great idea to switch from plastic bags to reusable bags because it offers many benefits. I read on Green Living Tips that they’re primarily strong & durable, chemical resistant, cheap to produce, and can be made from recycled materials.
Hello everybody! I’m Barbara from Požega, little town in Croatia. My total carbon footprint is 5661 kg of CO₂ per year which I find concerning. Average carbon footprint in my country is 5736 kg of CO₂ per year which is just a little above my carbon footprint. Since my carbon footprint startled me, first thing I decided to do to decrease it is to use the three r’s - reduce, reuse and recycle. I started to dispart plastic, glass, paper and organic waste and put them in different containers for recycling. I also talked to my mom, dad and brother about recycling and they decided to join me in decreasing our family’s footprint. We also decided to eat more organic food and to use paper or cotton bags when we go shopping so we can reuse or recycle it. One more thing we decided to do as a family is to reduce number of incandescent bulbs in our home and substitute them with energy saving bulbs. I hope I will suceed in decreasing my carbon footprint. :)
P.S. Check out this link, I hope it can help you in reusing, reducing and recycling! :) http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/pubs-reports/threers.htm
Today the philosophy of recycling is not very widespread, especially for developed countries and technology because it costs more to fix than buy a new one. Only by using this theory increase packaging waste and, above all, a very difficult problem to solve. The philosophy of recycling is to teach children why it is important for us but also for the ‘environment. I personally try to reuse as much as possible, for example, always reuse the same bag for shopping, drinking water in glass bottles to save the plastic.