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

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

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...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...plastic composite decking boards; they are not wood but rather plastic made to look like wood (we say that loosely because you would definitely be able to tell ...

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...

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 ...