Recycle

Chemical Free Air Freshener

It takes a second. Baking powder and essential oils. Stir.

Recycle an old jar or glass container.
Put a lid on it, or foil.
Make it look nice, or hide it somewhere.

I like how laid back the Burlap Bag is about this blog post.  Go check it out!

+ if you make a really unique one, show me!

Source: The Burlap Bag – High Quality Handmade Goods Shop – Austin Texas

Marine Debris Awareness | Recycled Nautical Rope Bracelets

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Bracelets for a good cause! Help support coastal & beach cleanup projects by purchasing a stylish nautical rope bracelet. available in blue, green, brown & grey.

Source: Marine Debris Awareness | Recycled Nautical Rope Bracelets – Planet Love Life

 

A friend of mine shared this with me and I think it would be one of the best ways to give a gift this year! They are so beautiful, too.

Check out my post about plastic in our oceans  if you want to know more.

Agenda Resurrected

Exhibit A:
Meet Hodgson; a 2012 Agenda.   3 years old… who wants to use it? Not I!

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Where does -IT- go in Ontario?

If you’re curious about how to properly dispose of broken record players, CDs, old phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic waste (e-waste) check this out:  Where does it go? – RecycleYourElectronics.ca.

Just type in your postal code and you’ll see lots of places & events that will properly dispose of e-waste! Some may arrange to pick it up from you, but there might be a small fee.

If you want some other incentives, donate to reBOOT, a registered charity.
$$$ You’ll receive a tax receipt $$$
Plus, you’ll be helping kids/adults who are in need of a computer.

***It’s important to properly dispose of e-waste because the materials used to make the technology are still valuable –even if the electronic is no longer working. ***

Why put lives in danger mining for a material we already have a lot of?  I don’t want that stuff being wasted in landfills! I especially wouldn’t want it leaching into the ground or accidentally finding itself in animals’ bellies :[

 

“Most of the parts – steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals – can be recovered and made into new products. Also, lots of electronic equipment like computers, printers, and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste.” – Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)

Want to know more about what’s inside your electronics + how good it feels to reuse?
Read: SO OLD THERE’S NO WEBCAM –Environmentally Friendly Computing at its Finest.

.Wastemgmt.

“The best way to manage waste is to
not produce it at all”

Keeping Our Earth Green by Nancy F. Castaldolandfill_gas_conversion2

It is impossible to absolutely stop producing garbage/waste.
But you can become aware of how much waste enter our landfills each year. 

Many things can be done to reduce the amount of waste you contribute:
Make art! Recycle! Donate unwanted items!
Look for objects that use minimal packaging! Think twice before upgrading your electronics!
Buy re-usable products like bags, water bottles, cutlery and feminine products!

Get creative.  Inspire others. Live for today and tomorrow.

SO OLD THERE’S NO WEBCAM –Environmentally Friendly Computing at its Finest.

I have successfully acquired a Laptop without having to support APPLE!

& get this: ITS NOT A PC.

PowerBook_G4_17 I spent 1/20th of the price I would have spent if I had bought a brand new MacBook Pro. Great for my pocket. :}

I am happily supporting Toronto’s local economy by giving my money to a small business and am supporting a local artist by buying her old computer.
Not to mention saving a perfectly good piece of technology from the Landfills.

Oh! This makes my heart soar! The anti-consumer inside me lives another day.
I don’t have to support a company with what I consider to be good-quality hardware, but b-a-d morality. Arisetotrash’s eco-karma has not been tainted by digital necessity.

— before you say anything.

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