Monday, 11 March 2013

Nike, Adidas and Puma Plans to Remove Toxic Rubbish by Detox

Greenpeace continuous campaigns is finally paying off! Three largest Sports Apparels Nike, Puma and Adidas are determined to remove their hazardous chemical waste to all their factories by 2020.

One of Greenpeace's Dirty Laundry Campaign have identified several clothing sports giants are the causes of toxic pollution of about 300-500 tonnes of heavy metals, solvents and toxic sludge in China's Yangtze River. 

The after effect of these campaigns is that some clothing companies are making changes like cleaning up their production waste.

Greenpeace have organized campaigns like "Strip Offs " in 29 cities around the world.In which activist pretends to model the clothing line and acts as if its removing themselves with those toxic clothes.

Green peace found nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in clothing from 14 brands: Abercombie & Fitch, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Converse, G-Star RAW, H&M, Kappa, Lacoste, Li Ning, Nike, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Uniqlo and Youngor. Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) has dangerous ,continuing and hormone-disrupting properties.

The process maybe slow and tedious but we are making one good step for the benefit of our environment.According to Adidas in regards to an industry wide effort for a toxic free waste industry.

“We believe there needs to be an industry-wide approach and that’s why we’re trying to get together as a group,” an Adidas spokeswoman told BusinessGreen. “We’ve already had first discussions with other brands and we’ve been in constant dialogue in the last couple of weeks.”

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Most Neglected Materials We can Recycle

There are a lot of things you can recycle besides cans, bottles and cardboard if you just let your creative mind work. Most of the stuff lying around can be recycled if we just do our share.


 You might find it funny but there is a recycling company called Bra Recyclers that buy and sell bras for a business. They have exporters and organization worldwide to help qualified women with used or unused bra as they stand up to self reliance.

Make sure the bras are in good condition, especially the clasp and straps are working. They also accept new bras and keep the tags on to indicate that they are new.



Most shoes worn out after 500 miles but many are still usable  There are many companies that recycle shoes such as NIKE that will make your old shoe new again or reUSE  it. Sometimes we outgrow our shoes but not totally worn out, you can pass them down to a kid in a neighborhood or just send it to


Hair can be recycled too. Locks of Love is a non profit organization that gives hairpieces to children suffering related to hair growth. Their goal is to provide self confidence for disadvantage children.


Most of us have Cd's lying around. Re purpose them to create shinny decorations in the living room and garden. You can create dumbbells, lampshades,blinds and even a chair.
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Thursday, 21 February 2013

H&M Recycle Clothes and Gives Cash

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Do you have some old clothes lying around  to be recycled? Or a closet full of clothes that you don't use anymore. Now is the time to pack it in a bag and earn a voucher for hoarding.
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H &M will be starting their own garment recycling program for all their Canadian stores and they need your help.I hope 
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Just bring any of your old clothes even if its not a H & M to avail of the voucher worth $5 dollars off to your next purchase of $30 dollars or more. I would say its a win-win situation for us because I'm sure we need space and some clutter free environment especially at home. H & M will have more visitors on their store and get ECO - points for their good deeds. Not bad for helping out.

After H & M has collected the clothes, it will be  transferred to the I: Collect to determine the condition of the clothes.

I:Collect the partner of H & M for the recycling program will check it if its still usable. Clothes that are not wearable will be converted to new products or recycled fibers.

According to the fast-fashion retailer's press release, “Any pieces of clothing, from any brand and in any condition are accepted. In return, the customer will receive a voucher for each bag brought. The collected clothes are then handled by H&M’s partner, I:Collect, which provides the infrastructure in which consumer goods are repeatedly reprocessed and made available for new use."

“Our sustainability efforts are rooted in a dedication to social and environmental responsibility. We want to do good for the environment, which is why we are now offering our customers a convenient solution: to be able to leave their worn out or defective garments with H&M,” stated H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Effortless Way To reduce Cost and Energy to help the Environment

Effortless ways you can do now to lessen your environmental impact, reduce cost, and live a enjoyable, fulfilled lifestyle.

Reduce Cost and Save Money 

Adjust your thermostat a little below your normal settings in the winter and lower your air-con in the summer to reduce your electricity cost.

Replace your entire incandescent bulb at home with compact fluorescent bulb and watch your electricity cost go down.

Remove your appliances from the socket when they are not in use or just use a smart power strip to disconnect your appliances automatically to stop phantom or vampire energy adding to your energy cost.

Try to use cold water for washing clothes. Almost 85 per cent of machine wash clothes energy is used to heat the water.

A clothes line consumes no energy compared to machine drying. If you can't avoid using them then use dryer balls to speed up the drying process.

Replace your shower head with a low flow and it will lower your water bill that can repay for the efficient shower head you use.
Attach a faucet aerator on your faucet. This will help maintain heat and save water while keeping the water pressure constant. 

Try to walk or bike going to work. Alternate commuting and walk/bike to save on gas. It will save you lots of money on gas and gym membership that provides a way for you to exercise.

Install a simple water filter to save from buying bottled water. Try to bring your bottled container to school and work to avoid buying water bottles. 

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When looking for second hand items try using the internet to save on gas. Check out items on Craigslist and free sharing for furniture, appliances, and other items offered for a low price.

Try to read books in the library to save money from buying a hardcopy. Books are made of paper that comes from trees.

Borrow power tools if you’re a weekend DIY worker. Reduce clutter and storage for not so  frequently used gadgets.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Beverage industry firms partner to recycle plastic

A LOCAL beverage industry initiative, Petrocozim, has started consultations on an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a multi-million dollar polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant in Harare.

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The entity was created to provide a solution to the environmental challenges affecting the country primarily focused on post-consumer polyethylene Terephthalate (PCPET) by providing a national springboard for the sustainable collection and recycling of PET.

The founding members of the company include Delta Beverages, Coca-Cola Central Africa, Schweppes Zimbabwe, Megapak, Pet Packaging, Lyons Zimbabwe, Dairibord Zimbabwe, Tanganda Tea Company, Nestle Zimbabwe and Mutare Bottling Company.

In its EIA statement, Petrocozim said the project should result in reduction of the volume of the post-consumer PET in waste streams.
“In line with its mandate, Petrocozim proposes to construct a PET recycling plant within the confines of Lot 41 Dover Road, Ardbennie, Harare.

“The recycling plant components will include the bottle receiving bay and bottle washing and crushing equipment that converts waste PET bottles into flake, which will be sold to targeted end use markets,” reads part of the statement.

According to Petroczim, the proposed project would generate solid waste and effluent that would be handled by the existing municipality waste management facilities.

“The anticipated positive impacts of the project include the reduction of the volume of the post-consumer PET in the waste streams and resultantly the associated environmental impacts of post-consumer PET in Zimbabwe, and creation of income-generating opportunities for participating communities and business,” the company said.


In an ambitious move to boost the city's dismal recycling rate, the Bloom­berg administration intends for the first time to collect and compost food waste, starting with a program on Staten Island.
Officials said Mayor Bloomberg will announce the initiative today in his 12th and final State of the City address at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
If the program for single-family homes in the smallest borough works, it will be expanded citywide, diverting about 20 percent of the garbage from the waste stream of the nation's largest metropolis.
Other cities, such as San Francisco and Seattle, already turn leftovers into fertilizer.
"The administration seems to recognize it needs to polish up its record on recycling to keep up an overall impressive record on environmental and sustainable issues," said Eric Goldstein, senior attorney of the National Resources Defense Council.
"Recycling has been the soft spot . . . This can mark a real turning point in returning New York to a leadership role."
The city's recycling rate hovers at around 15 percent, less than half the national average. When Bloomberg took office in 2002, it was 19 percent. The mayor has pledged to double the recycling rate by 2017.
The city spends more than $300 million to ship 10,800 tons of trash each day to landfills. The cost goes up almost every year.
Officials on Staten Island - many of whom took part in the fight to shut the enormous Fresh Kills landfill during the Giuliani administration - reacted warily.
"I think most people are not going to like it," predicted Staten Island Borough President James ­Molinaro. "I doubt if it's going to be successful."
To round out his recycling package, Bloomberg, who turns 71 today, confirmed the worst fear of take-out joints. He's going to ask the City Council to make New York the first major East Coast city to ban Styrofoam.
An estimated 20,000 tons of the nearly indestructible stuff enters the waste stream each year.
Finally, the mayor wants to amend the Building Code so that 20 percent of the spaces in all new parking garages are wired for electric vehicles, creating an estimated 10,000 such spots in seven years.
The city also plans to set up two sites for 30-minute electric car charge-ups, one in Seward Park for the public and another at Con Ed headquarters on Irving Place for taxi fleets.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Open-source green technology farm helps the developing world

Rubbish Clearance London-The ECHO Farm in Southwest Florida serves a special purpose. The non-profit helps aid workers in developing countries use the best sustainable farming tools and techniques in ways that would make MacGyver proud.

ECHO chases that goal in a few different ways. At the farm, ECHO workers operate in a tropical Floridian environment that is remarkably similar to the climate of many developing countries. Here, they can work out what crops are best for places as disparate as Costa Rica and Tanzania. After they've discovered the best plants, and worked out how to maximize yield, ECHO invites aid workers to come and learn. Once the aid workers have been trained, they scatter like (and with) seeds across the developing world.

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