Low Waste Tips for Beginners




Tips for Choosing Industrial Degreasing Solvents for Long-Term Use

Companies that use a low volume of degreaser can often use any type of degreaser they choose, even one that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has canceled, such as PD-680 (a.k.a mineral spirits). However, companies that use a high volume of degreaser, or reside in a Low Emission Zone (LEZ), where the emission of chemicals that are listed in the Clean Air Act is closely monitored, must use solutions that have a good safety profile to avoid stiff fines from the EPA.

When to Use MIL-PRF-680 As a Replacement for PD-680

PD-680 (a.k.a. mineral spirits) is a cleaning agent that companies used until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) canceled it in 1999. Although PD-680 is not illegal to buy or use, it is illegal to apply in quantities that violate an emission cap.

Five Reasons to Use Organic Degreasers for Industrial Cleaning

Decades ago, companies had little choice but to use toxic de-greasers for industrial cleaning. At the time, though, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had yet to regulate many of the toxic chemicals that it does today; and the effect of the substances on the environment wasn’t entirely known. Today, using toxic solutions for industrial cleaning is problematic because the environmental effects of the solutions are well known, but this is only one reason why companies should replace toxic de-greasing solutions with environmentally preferred solvents or organic solvents. Other reasons include:

Five Important Factors To Look Into in Aquaponics Plans

Harvesting your own produce is very rewarding. This implies that a person is trying to be self-sufficient and of course health conscious since growing your own vegetables makes your foods pesticide and insecticide free.

Wall Systems – Air Barriers

During the 1970’s energy crisis building professionals and engineers started looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the building envelope.Β This effort paved the way for the development of air barriers.

Double Glazed Windows’ Contributions to Your Home Life and to the Environment

You can do your share of protecting the environment by having double glazed windows installed in your home. In today’s world where a lot of people are already thinking of doing what they can to help save the environment, you can already be assured that you are doing your part.

Why Make Compost?

There are so many benefits of composting including reducing waste in landfills, improving the overall structure of your soil, and creating an amazing, all-natural soil amendment for your plants. Composting can be as big or as little an undertaking as you want it to be so why not try it? There are only advantages to composting and they can be great!

10 Steps to a Greener You

There’s more to becoming healthy than just eating the right foods. Food is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle, but we also have to think about the products we put on our skin, the products we use to clean our homes and the daily habits we have.

The Basics Of Solar Power and How It Saves You Money

Solar power has been in use for a long time. You can now install a solar energy system on your house and greatly reduce your cost of electricity. You can even sell the excess that’s created back to your utility company.

Mold Free Homes

Keeping a mold free home can sometimes be a real chore that if not properly taken care of, can really get away from you, especially if you live in an area that has a lot of wetness or humidity during specific times of the year. But there are many ways that you can make a mold free home without having to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Green Living – Earth Friendly Behaviors for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Green Living is an admirable yet overwhelming goal. Learn what decisions are Earth friendly and which are not plus learn easy steps to incorporate into a more sustainable lifestyle.

Using UPVC Windows – One of the Many Steps to Green Living

There are many ways to help save the environment and start with your green living. One of the many things you can do is to use uPVC windows as replacement for your old ones. They are more effective in insulating your home against the heat and cold and helping in lower carbon emissions though if they come with double glazing.

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