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The meaning of reduce before recycling

Posted by admin on April 13, 2009

When we are saying recycling is the future, we forget that reducing is the present.

Buying new things, using new things and consuming more and more new things is the phenomena to put the finger on. This is the thing to stop and to know how to reduce.

There are some steps to go in mind, before purchasing new thing, before using something we didn’t used before and before making the need for new manufacturing.

First step: Do you really need it? Do you really need new cell phone after 6 months of having the old one? Are you sure that buying 10 new t shirts every month is the right way to refresh your closet? If you are sure you need this thing, are you sure you need new one? Why not checking for some garage sales and on the internet public sells. Maybe the thing you are seeking for is lying in your neighbor’s yard, unused?

Second step: check the manufacturing process. Always prefer to by recycling materials products. The recycling terms refer to the materials the product is made from, the ways it was shipped and packed. Even the most ecological products is not so ecological inside tons of packages.

Third step: what is the future of the product? This new thing im buying, is it green? Will I be able to recycle it after using? Can it be reused for second needs and be thrown away to some recycle bin?

After going over these three steps, you will notice that not all the things you want, you really need. It’s easy and sometimes even fun to reduce consumption, to be creative and reuse things and find additional productivities for old things you already own.

Free tree

Posted by admin on February 3, 2009

Free tree is a movement to free ourselves from the need of trees.

Daily use of paper, carton and paper products is part of our lives and we all need these products for everything we are doing. The paper in the printer, the paper packages of our food, the notebooks we have and so on. All these products  are usful and there is no need to stop using them, but there is a need to reduce this need.

Here are some tips to help us all to reduce the need of paper:

1. Use recycled paper products. Most of the times,  all the paper products which were made from recycled paper are even cheaper to buy and easy to find. There is no real cause not to buy them instead of the new paper products.

2. Stop using one time paper products such as writing papers, napkins and towels. Use alternative products as clothes towels and plastic products instead to save the big waste of paper.

3. Educate your family, friend and the next generation to do the same. Educate to reduce- reuse- recycle paper products like other things such energy and power. The more we will reduce, we ill need less reusing and even less energy to recycle.

Use less paper to save the trees. Educate the people around you to do the same.

Recycle sign

Posted by admin on February 1, 2009

Have you seen this sign before?

To the few of this website visitors which did not see this sign before and to the very few which not sure where its from, i will details this sign information once again. A global goal is to have this sign more and more, on as much products and on as much locations.

This is the recycling sign

The recycle sign tells us about the products we are buying and about the locations to recycle. If you see in the supermarket two similar gifts to buy, one with the sign and the other without, choose the one with the sign. This is becasse it made from recycled materials. If you want to get rid of old baby toys and you have two garbage cans to choose, one with the sign and one without, choose the one with the sign, it means someone will recycle this toy.

You can recycle paper, plastic, glass and metals. More materials and where to recycle, check in your home location for the places with the recycle sign. When purchasing new things, food, clothes, furniture’s and so on, always search for the recycle sign.

Reuse – better than recycling

Posted by admin on January 25, 2009

The term of Re Using is the one step ahead of recycling. If you are able to reuse in your life, to break the psychological wall of using new things only, you will be able to help a lot to the global effort of saving the environment.

The whole idea of recycling is to save the environment. By recycling we are able to decrease the need in energy, to decrease the need of natural sources and to decrease the pollutions and consumption. As more we are recycling, the more we are helping. Re using is even better than recycling since the materials and the energy used in the recycling processes, are being avoided. The idea of re using is not new and its easy to explain with the following example:

Two friends have bought a fridge. Both of them are happy with the fridge and talked after a while. “You know” said the first guy, ” the fridge service department is the best. They are always available, coming on time and solving all the problems in few minutes”. “You know”, said the second guy, ” I have no idea about the service department, never needed them”. Now back to recycling. Re using items, re using sources of energy and products will prevent the need to recycle. Recycling is good, important and useful but is we can avoid it too, the situation is much better.

Re use as a way of life and save the environment. Reusing paper in the printing machine will save some trees, much better than to recycle the paper because of the energy needed to the recycling. After reusing the printing page on both sides, you are more than welcome to recycle it. Re use old clothes for washing items ( wash the car with old t- shirt ), for cleaning your house and for car oil checks. Better to use old pants instead of buying special oil checking product.

The more we are able to re use, the more we are helping to save the environment.

Fast food packages

Posted by admin on January 23, 2009

Fast food is bad for your health, now researches show that its bad for the environment as well.

The onetime used packages, coming from the fast food corners, are the number one litter reason in the street of London. A dedicated research shown that, but the situation is the same all over the world. You buy Pizza for example and take it with you so you have: Pizza carton, paper bag to keep it warm, soft drink cup and cup holder, some souce or gravy and plastic bag to take it all together. Buying Burger is even worse. So many packages, bags and items to one time use which are after litter the street and cause advanced preventable waste.

Out of all the fast food cotners, Mc Donalds afre in the first place, Fish and chips are aftaer and subway and KFC arfe also part of the top 10 list. Now how can they easily reduce the watse and save the enviroment?

  • Promote eat in place offers for people not to take away
  • Give some special offers to eat in place
  • Produce recyclable products and place recycling cans.
  • Make Eco friendly packages for internal use

Use as less as possible all the one time, fast food packages to help keep the planet clean

Re use glass bottles

Posted by admin on December 30, 2008

Recycling activities are very important, this is not the right post to take about them. YesWeGreen is full of recycling information, recycling tips and idea’s how to recycle and what can be recycled. This post is about one stage above recycling – re using.

Lets talk about galss bottles. In order to make new glass bottle, you waste the sand for the glass, the energy for the manufacturing process and for the logistic to bring the bottle to your home. When you recycle the bottle after use, you save the sand, some of the energy and costs. Now think what happen when you re use the bottle!

The only thing happen to the glass bottle when its re use is sterilization. They took it as it is, clean it and fill it again with your favorite soda drink. So easy, so simple, so good to the environment. This is working very good in India and saving the production of more than 50,000 tons of new bottles each year!

Think gren and think of re using. Glass bottles is just the start.

Eco- friendly house

Posted by admin on December 25, 2008

Eco- friendly house

Our home is maybe the first place where we can save energy and use more alternative energies for our best. The options to save energy, to save water and to recycle are all open, the only thing you need is the information how to save the energy. Check this short Electricity Guide for the information you can use, includes tips and advice about saving energy.

Solar power- implant solar panels on your roof and produce cheat and green power. These panels are already available to buy anywhere and are easy to install.

Isolation and green bulding- Isolate your roof, walls and floor to keep the heat at winter and the chill at summer. build with energy saving materials, double windows and ground walls.

Compost producer- Install one of these small composters at home, recycle all green materials for re use at your garden and plants. This compost is very good for use after few weeks and the amount of waste you can save is big.

Water recycling system- Use one the the water systems to recycle and save water. Generate rain water and re use them in the summer, collect toilet and dishwasher water for re use at the garden and so on. Grey water systems are available to purchase today.

Produce energy- Advanced ways to produce energy with water stream near the house, wind turbine if you live in a windy area and waves energy in case you leave near the ocean.

The question is not whether to save energy or not, the question is where can i save energy and how can i save energy.

Paper recycling

Posted by admin on December 18, 2008

Paper recycling is one of the best ways to save both energy and water. The bis advantage while recycling paper and products made from paper, is for the trees.  More than 50 acres of trees are cut down every day for the paper industry. The more paper we will throw to the recycling bin, the higher this industry will go and the higher is our profit. As we save more trees and use less energy we are becoming greener.

Learn how to recycle paper is 5 steps:

1. The paper trash is collected from bins and recycling spots.

2. At the recycling plant,  after the paper is collected from bins and recycling spots, it is speared into the different


3. The paper is cleaned and mixed with water to make the slurry. This is the paper soapy paper ready to recycle.

Additional materials are mixed with the slurry to make the paper suitable for certain products.

4. High rollers presses the slurry to thin sheets.

5. The paper sheets are left to dry and been rolled back to use.

The process to recycle paper is so simple and it must happen more. In ordet to develop the paper recycling technologies we must give them more work. Recycle paper as a way of life.

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