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posted a Quick Tip about Junk Mail. May 17, 2011
posted in Green Living
Junk Mail
Bad enough that the mailmen in my part of the country have stopped caring about junk mail to the extent that they ignore apartment numbers and shove all the catalogs into a single mailbox. Worse how much …
posted a Quick Tip about Precycling. February 21, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Precycling
Precycling is really just about buying less junk you don't actually need. Ever since I left my full time job to stay home with the baby (and work from home part-time) we have been a lot more selective …
posted a Quick Tip about Deconstruction. May 11, 2010
Deconstruction
Look for asphalt shingle recyclers in your area Roofs to roads is hopeful repurposing of a typical landfill product
reviewed Deconstruction. May 04, 2010
posted in Green Living
Deconstruction
Last year I helped a friend take down an old barn similar to the one in the photo on the right. His goal while taking the barn down was to salvage, reuse and recycle as much of the building materials …
reviewed Junk Mail. March 18, 2010
posted in Green Living
Junk Mail
In the average year Americans receive 19 billion catalogs in the mail. That boils down to 3.6 million tons of paper at the cost of 53 million trees. Production of the paper used for American catalogs …
reviewed E-cycling. March 08, 2010
posted in Green Living
E-cycling
E-cycling is simply the recycling of electronics. Americans produced around 2.5 million tons of e-waste in 2007. Electronics contain lead, mercury and cadmium. These toxins can leak into water systems …
reviewed Precycling. March 06, 2010
posted in Green Living
Precycling
Precycling is the process of thinking things through before buying something. Before buying a product ask yourself, "When I am finished with this product what will happen?" Will it go off to …
reviewed Junk Mail. April 24, 2009
Junk Mail
I hate junk mail with a passion. I realize that marketers are slow to adopt new technologies, but despite decades of all us complaining about it they now have an electronic alternative that doesn't waste …
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