Plastic waste / Guides

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...Plastic2Oil, has developed a process that can consistently transform unsorted, unwashed waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel requiring no furt...

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...waste-savvy neighbours may be putting out, and when. For all types of waste disposal, please keep the well-being of your local waste collectors in mind and ke...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...waste from landfills and reduces manufacturing, shipping and foresting. Depending on the quality and supplier, you may be able to save some money. However the r...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...wasted space created by paths found in both traditional row gardening and raised bed gardens. They also create a healthy, rich soil that delivers maximum nutrie...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...waste leftovers. Click here learn for a DIY all natural paint recipe. 3.) Hand wash instead of dry cleaning clothes when possible. Chemicals used in dry clean...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...plastic cisterns and filtered for residential use; waste water is treated on site and used for growing food. The south-facing wall is all windows and acts as ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...waste, such as masonry, lumber, metalwork, and gypsum plaster, was recycled. The site also needed careful attention to prevent erosion during construction, an...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...waste water drains ever had an issue, the water table only has to get above the height of the lip of the bowl and then the sewage will backfeed and fill the bas...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...waste water from showers, bathroom sinks and laundry, but not kitchen sinks or toilets. That’s known as "black" water and there is no secondary use that you’re ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...plastics based foam as a standard building insulation. And better still is when the natural alternative for these plastic based rigid foam insulation boards is ...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...waste. Any solution needs to be scalable, and EPS foam insulation may well be such a solution if we continue to work to reduce its climate impact. In conclusi...