Tips on How to Save Paper Waste

Many people think up ways to save on products the use of which can be detrimental to the environment. By instigating sustainability procedures into your lifestyle, it is possible to reduce your use of paper, thus saving trees as well as saving waste from going into landfill.  Here are several ways to save on paper usage.

  • Undo presents carefully so you can re-use the paper for the next present you give someone else. Keep the wrapping and ribbons to reuse too.
  • Keep those strong envelopes that arrive in the mail and use them as needed. Simply glue the new address over your old one, then bend and staple the ends together, since the glue on them is no longer usable.

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8 Easy Ways to Live Sustainably

If everyone followed at least a few sustainable living tips the world would be a better place.  Many people have good intentions, but find it too hard to change their lifestyle. However, by making just one change per month, you easily get into a new habit and before you know it, are doing many things that will make a big difference to the earth’s resources – and often to your own costs as well.

By starting small you won’t feel overwhelmed. Here are 8 easy steps towards sustainability.

  • Create an urban eco-pack to use when buying take-aways. It should contain a re-usable food container, eating utensils and a mug. This will enable you to refuse plastics, especially those that are disposable after only one use.

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5 Ways Shade Sails are Sustainable

Sustainability is an important factor in many things these days, from recycling rubbish to building new homes or renovating older ones. If you are considering a renovation or addition to your home you will probably consider sustainability in at least some parts of it. Shade sails are considered sustainable for several reasons.

  • They use less material than an actual building that needs foundations and framework. This is due to the light weight of the sail that doesn’t need all that much support. It is also due to the design of it. Sails have that twist in them to prevent the wind from getting caught underneath and lifting them, which causes a great deal more wear and tear.

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9 Reasons Why Bamboo Makes Good Packaging

Every transport company carries many different kinds of goods and all are wrapped in some kind of packaging to protect them. As the world seeks to fine more sustainable packaging solutions for items that enter the freight system as do nearly all goods that are bought and sold, it is important to know why a certain product is considered sustainable.

Here are some of the reasons why bamboo is considered a sustainable raw product to make packaging from.

  • Bamboo is a natural resource that grows quickly. At about 2cm per day, it is hardly likely to become extinct, even though it is used to make many other things such as floors and furniture as well.
  • It is local to China where many goods originate from. Having the packaging supplies in the local area means that fuel in sourcing it and moving it to where it can be used is reduced. That said, it is also being grown in other countries now.

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