Eco Newbie
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

These are 4 R’s to help one live greener. Recycle:  Paper, tins, magazines, glass and other items, when dropped off at recycling sites, is a contribution towards preserving the natural environment.  The more we recycle, the less natural resources we use up to create more products. Reuse:  Reusing items such as plastic bags means less […]

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Renewable Resources

Renewable Resources

Here are some renewable resources that are used – Bamboo:  This material is sustainable and an alternative to wood.  It has a lower impact on the environment but lasts just as long.  Bamboo is used for flooring and counter tops, amongst other uses. Rainwater:  A green home requires a sustainable water supply.  The cheapest rainwater […]

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Low Maintenance, Indigenous Garden

Low Maintenance, Indigenous Garden

Many indigenous plants will adapt in their local surroundings and do well in most parts of the country.  Many of the indigenous plants need very little water to survive.  This means that we enjoy a cool, lush garden with little effort on our part.  If we choose evergreen trees, our garden is green, even in […]

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Low Maintenance, Eco-friendly Materials

Low Maintenance, Eco-friendly Materials

Examples of low maintenance, eco-friendly materials are: Bamboo counter-tops Aluminum  Stainless steel Face brick and naturally coloured roof tiles Imagine a home that requires minimum attention.  Materials that stand up to wear and tear, and which are easily cleaned are the best to look out for.  Along with helping to preserve the environment, making use of […]

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