Feb 142013

Indoor Gardening

A lot of people stick a fake tree in a corner, dust the leaves off every week, and call it indoor gardening, but indoor gardening has grown into much more than that lately. There are also a lot of people that thinks plants belong and should stay inside, but there are many reasons for starting an indoor garden. For instance, plants don’t only remove carbon dioxide from the air, they also remove many poisonous toxins and pollutants as well. Indoor gardening will result in beautiful decoration in your house as well as cleaner air.

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Sep 172011

This fridge-worthy guide will make doing the right thing easier.

You Already Recycle These, But…

    Recycling Made Simple: Papers

  • Most programs take it all, from cardboard to news-print, office paper to envelopes and junk mail.

    But… leave out anything that’s food-stained, like pizza boxes, because oils can contaminate an entire load. Also out: brightly colored, dye-saturated paper, which is too difficult to bleach back to a usable form (glossy magazines can be sold at junk shops but fetch a lower price than non-glossy paper), and books (you’re better off donating to a local library, school, or book drive).

    Recycling Made Simple: Plastic

  • The basic rule of thumb: If it’s a bottle whose neck is smaller than the body (beverages, cleaning products, shampoo, and some food jars) and has a 1 to 2 symbol on the bottom, it can generally be recycled.

    But… remove the caps first — they’re made of a different type of plastic. Items such as yogurt, margarine, deli tubs, and plastic cutlery (usually number 5 plastic) usually aren’t recycled, so consider washing and reusing them instead.

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