Sustainability

Setting Up A Recycling System

So you want to live so that you're easier on the environment? Well, that's a good start. Often, the easiest part is recycling and cutting down on the amount you contribute to the waste stream and the landfills. First of all, you'll need to set up your system. In most areas, you are able to recycle paper, cans and some plastics. If you're not sure, check with your local council as to what they've got facilities for recycling, and what they haven't. Do not forget to inform your domestic cleaner about that as well. Next, you'll need to get the equipment for a recycling system. If your council is nice, they'll provide you with recycling bins as a part of their waste-and-recycling collection system. If they aren't, you'll have to provide your own. The most eco-friendly way is cardboard boxes (which are themselves recyclable) or else using plastic bins. You may be able to pick up some cheap second hand bins if you don't want to buy new ones.

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Nations Should Come Together to Tackle Biodiversity Loss and Promote Sustainable Farming

The effectiveness and dangers of a free market economic model are coming under increasing scrutiny.

Lack of regulation to curb the risks of financial speculation has been identified as one of the main causes of the current global economic crisis.

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Make Your Own Natural House Cleaning Products

Instead of looking in the cleaning products aisle for powders, liquids, sprays and pastes to get your home clean, hygienic, smelling nice and looking shiny, why not look in your pantry or kitchen cupboards? Making your own natural home cleaning products is an excellent way to reduce the amount of toxins in your household environment (some proprietary cleaners are really nasty), which is good for the environment, your skin and your health. And natural house cleaning products are often cheaper, too!

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Biodiversity, Climate Change and Food Scarcity Problems Are All Linked and Need United Action

As 2010 draws to a close there are important conferences coming up, but after the indecisive outcome in Copenhagen last year the question is whether there will be any agreements on tackling climate change at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico, this time around.

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What Makes the Ford Fusion Hybrid So Good?

With so many hybrid vehicles suddenly popping up all over the world there is definitely a lot of competition in the market. However, deciding which make and model is the best is generally a personal opinion because it comes down on the need of each person from their vehicle. While many of the leading auto manufacturers in the world are developing and producing a variety of hybrid vehicles, many people think that the Ford Motor Company may be leading the way. If you really want to know if the Ford hybrid is the best available, it would be a good idea to do some research on the cars and test drive one as well. Reading as many reviews as you can get your hands on will also help.

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Actually, Kermit, It Is Easy To Live Greener

Who remembers watching Jim Henson's Muppets and listening to Kermit the Frog plaintively warbling that "It's not easy being green"? Well, Kermit, living a greener lifestyle is easier than you might think. You don't have to live off the grid, eat nothing but organically-grown lentils harvested when the moon is in Aquarius or use a composting toilet to make a difference to the planet.

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Important Public Protection on Food Quality Could Disappear in the Proposed UK Quango Cull

As part of its efforts to cut the UK's budget deficit the coalition government is preparing to cut spending on the public sector, by between 25% and 40%, and included in its review of all services are reported be around 177 watchdog bodies made up of non-elected members.

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Tips For Shopping Greener

There are many ways to start shopping greener.

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Rising Temperatures from Climate Change Could Bring New Crops to Farms

A new report from the Committee on Climate Change in the UK has said that the effects of climate change are already noticeable in the country in the form of higher temperatures and changing seasons.

It is urging the UK Government to prepare itself quickly by looking and adapting buildings, at land use and at emergency planning for such things as flooding in low-lying coastal areas.

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Cleaning Natural Fibres

Natural fibres and natural cleaning methods. It sounds like the perfect cleaning combination. But as each natural fibre needs a slightly different cleaning method when it comes to washing day, what needs to be done for what?

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