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Bamboo: Green Material Spotlight

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Bamboo is not only loved by cute, cuddly panda bears, but these days it’s a green material of choice among builders and homeowners alike.

When considering green building materials, bamboo is right up there with the best of them. Stronger than steel and twice as strong as concrete, this renewable resource is home to wildlife, needs little energy for growth, prevents the erosion of soil, and also provides biomass.

14 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

Halloween costumes

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. Dating back to Celtic times, it’s the one time of the year that you can get out there, let your hair down, and have an amazing time.

What You Should Know About Styrofoam

polystyrene foam

We’ve all been exposed to Styrofoam at some point in our lives. The expanded polystyrene foam is used in the manufacture of everything from shipping materials and food containers to coffee cups.

Styrofoam is the trade name for this type of material that is solely produced by the Dow Chemical Company. Back in 1941, a team of researchers from the company rediscovered a way to make foamed polystyrene, that was first invented by the Swede Carl Georg Munters. Dow then acquired the exclusive rights to make use of Munters’ patents, and began to manufacture huge amounts of what the company called ‘Styrofoam.’

What is Greywater Recycling?

shower head

There has been a big buzz in recent times as to the subject of greywater, and how it is beneficial for use outdoors in certain circumstances. So many people are now becoming aware of the immense benefits of reusing greywater, and of how the term “wastewater” isn’t actually entirely factually correct anymore.

Here, we take a look at what greywater recycling actually is, how to use greywater, and how its use can help the environment.

Types of Air Pollutants

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Air pollution is one of the most important, and worrying, of the environmental issues society faces today. Defined as the introduction of harmful materials, such as biological molecules and particulates, into the Earth’s atmosphere, air pollution can cause:

  • Damage to living organisms, such as food crops, and animals
  • Damage to the built or natural environment
  • Disease
  • Allergies
  • Death to humans