Finally spring is officially here! To celebrate the start of spring I will be starting a spring cleaning series on staceysgoinggreener.
Of course the main theme behind this ‘spring cleaning’ will be about being green. This involves reducing waste, recycling reusing and lowing our impact on the earth and its creatures. This also involves making it fun and saving money in some way!
What do we have to loose?
Spring cleaning series 1 will be about green alternatives to kitchen sponges and paper towels! Not only are kitchen sponges wasteful but they’re not as hygienic as we thought. Read more in spring cleaning series 1.
Enjoy your day.
To kick-start my weekly green tip, this week I’m talking about recycling. Don’t worry I’ll still include green tips in my usual posts!
Recycling stops products from ending up in the landfill, and they are broken down to make other useful products. Recycling uses less resources because it doesn’t use ‘raw’ materials to make a product. Lots of different products can be recycled from glass jars, tin cans and plastic bottles! What can actually be recycled depends on your local recycling center/curbside recycling.
Some recycling facts:
- 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
- 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
- 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
- 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials. Source
What does a recycled item come back as?
So how can I recycle?
Recycling can easily be done at home, work or school either through curbside recycling or your local recycling center.
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Happy recycling 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you’ve recycled today!
Today I want to share my first storage-related post! For this storage idea I’m using a saucer from a tea cup and a sugar bowl. But a tea cup and saucer would look really adorable.
I wasn’t using these so they were just gathering dust! Which I thought was a shame!
So here’s what I did to make use of them, as I didn’t want to part with them!
Click on any of the images to enlarge them.
Green Tip: Reusing an item saves it from going into the landfill and polluting the environment. Its also purse-friendly because you already own the item so you aren’t going out and buying another!
Let me know of other creative ways in which you’ve recycled something for storage or something else!
If you find it difficult dragging that big old bag of kitty litter around your home. I have a new project for you and your pet kitty/s. This home-made recycled scoop can be used for placing fresh litter into the clean kitty tray.
Soft Plastic bottle like any one of these Ecover ones!
Eco-friendly washing up liquid
Cloth to dry
1) Remove the lid and labels (place them in the recycling bin).
2) Cut the top off the bottle by carefully piercing a whole in the side and cutting it off using the scissors.
3) Tidy up the top of the bottle with scissors so its not sharp!
4) Wash the bottle with hot water and eco-friendly washing up liquid and dry.
Now your new kitty litter scoop is finished and ready to use!
Happy eco pets!
Welcome to my first Christmas themed post! Are you looking to save some cash this holiday season? Of course you are!
Introducing Recycled holiday ‘tinsel’. If you’re recycling hasn’t gone out yet or been taken to the recycling centre why don’t you save it and make some decor.
A variety of recycled paper or card.
Sticky tapeAdd Media
1) Cut your recycled card or paper into strips.
2) Fold a strip into a circle/oval shape and tape together.
3) Then attach another circle/oval shaped strip to the previously taped strip and secure with tape.
4) Keep attaching circle/oval shaped strips to one another until you have a long chain!
5) Attach them to the wall with tacks once you’ve finished.
Happy recycling & Happy Holidays!
A lot of people seem to think that you can’t be green and save money.. It’s crazy of course being green and saving money go hand-in-hand! 🙂
You obviously don’t need to buy solar panels for your house. But they’re out of most peoples budgets!
My recent blog post about cotton pad alternatives shows how you can be green and save money. Creating your own products that are reusable saves products going into the landfill, and because it lasts for many years you don’t have to spend money buying cotton pads weekly/ monthly. If you re-use fabric that is to old/worn to be donated it helps it from ending up in the landfill too, and saves you money from buying new fabric for your new eco project!
Its a win-win for your pocket and the environment!
Stay tuned for more of my posts about being green and saving money 🙂