Overview of an Arising Phenomenon

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In 2012-2013 the recycling rate in England was around 43.9% compared to previous figures showing a recycling rate of 31% for 2006-2007. This positive trend implies that future results should be aligned with the 2020 European recycling target, stating that the UK needs to recycle at least 50% of the its produced waste. New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)’ May 2015 report … [Read more...]

How to Start a Successful Online Eco Business

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Starting an online business is the dream of many people. However, in a space that is already crowded, it is often difficult to find a niche that doesn’t have far too many players already. One niche that is not yet saturated is the online eco business niche. As the days roll by, more individuals are becoming aware of the dangers of our actions on the ecosystem. A study done in the UK for … [Read more...]

Green Building Principles That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable

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Photo source: architektur As more and more people get accustomed to the idea that fossil fuels are finite and that it's every person's responsibility to ensure the transition towards a healthier and more environmentally conscious lifestyle, sustainable homes are rapidly gaining foothold in the contemporary housing marketplace. It is also worth mentioning that buildings consume a substantial … [Read more...]

5 Green Upgrades That Add Value to Your Home

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By Jane Blanchard via Modernize When you're preparing to sell your home, any upgrades that add value are worth your time and effort. One of the hottest trends in real estate is green, sustainable living--making changes to your home that decrease the amount of energy you use and your impact on the environment. Read on to learn more about the best "green" upgrades that not only are kind to the … [Read more...]

5 Apps You Can Use Right Now to Become More Eco-Friendly

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It’s easy to talk about eco-friendliness. We’ve all been doing it for decades. Some of us haven’t moved beyond adding a recycle bin for plastic and aluminum. Even that is no great boast in states like Oregon, that require such measures. Some have taken it a step further by making home improvements such as adding solar panels, ceiling fans, and low-flow shower heads. This is a significant step. … [Read more...]

6 Spring Maintenance Tips to Increase Your Energy Efficiency

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Congratulations! You made it through winter. Say goodbye to your sky-high heating bills and hello to spring! Unfortunately, you won't be saying goodbye to your energy worries altogether, though. Before you know it, summer will be here. And depending on your climate, it may be time to kick on those cooling systems sooner rather than later. So how can you be sure you're not paying an arm and a … [Read more...]