Better lighting, more recycling, indoor plants and telecommuting are all ways your office can be greener — and indoor air quality better — than it is today.
Manufacturers’ and repair shops’ efforts to rebuild and repurpose older parts is making the world of machinery greener than ever…
If you’re like me, you probably take a large number of tin cans to the recycling bin. Kudos to you who recycle these cans. Visualize for a moment a large grocery store. Let your eyes wander up and down the aisles. How many tin cans are there? Probably half of those shelves overflow with these […]
America is overrun with tires. They are one of our biggest disposal headaches. Approximately 1 billion tires are manufactured yearly, while far fewer ever get recycled. They present problems due to their size, weight, and materials. Many end up in a landfill. A pile of tires will collect water and become a great breeding ground […]
Hommocks Middle School, supported by the Town of Mamaroneck, is the first public school in New York to launch a Rocket Composter, which will remove food waste from the waste stream and reduce trucking and disposal costs to the Peekskill facility that burns Westchester’s garbage. At the same time, the Rocket Composter – made possible by a grant from the […]
If nobody is playing that old piano you have in the house, it is probably just taking up room and collecting dust. Maybe you bought the piano for the kids when they were growing up, but before long they found out it was work to learn how to play it well. Their interest waned and […]
Dear EarthTalk: I know that some large buildings filter some of their wastewater to irrigate exterior landscaping. Is there an affordable way to do this at home? — Bill P., Salem, OR Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater—that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, tubs and […]
Cleaner Cooking Pot and pan purveyor WearEver has a new line of eco-friendly cookware called Pure Living (10 Piece Set, $79.99). Instead of toxic Teflon-coated pans which contain perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, a “likely human carcinogen,” WearEver uses ceramic as a non-stick coating. Pans are also free of PTFE and cadmium and are scratch- and stain-resistant, […]