Amongst the types of e-waste, batteries might be most common. Moreover, the might also be the most toxic. They contain metals like cadmium, lead, lithium, and mercury among others. Although their amount in a single battery isn’t much. However, when billion of such batteries find their way into landfills they end causing a huge amount of atmospheric pollution. It’s because they also release greenhouse gases. Furthermore, if they accidentally find their way into the drinking water, they make it poisonous. However, at least when it comes to products like flashlights, an eco-friendly solution is possible. You can always opt for a water-powered flashlight. In fact, you can even make one.
Are you tired of your kids wanting to do something creative and asking you to buy expensive paints and oils? Well, there’s something you can do to remedy it. Well, you can opt for eco-friendly paints. However, it’d be much better if, rather than opting for new toys and gadgets all the time, you teach your kids the importance of recycling and reusing old products. You can easily do this by utilizing waste products for eco-friendly DIY arts and crafts projects. Not only these would save your money, in addition, they would also help you in saving the environment. In fact, there is no dearth of creative ideas to transform old, unused boxes, juice cartons, cereal boxes, milk jugs, and even old newspapers into useful household items. Wondering where to start? Well, here are 10 amazing ideas for inspiration.
The growing inclination towards DIY electronics is a good phenomenon for the environment. DIY electronics directly or indirectly benefit the environment and our planet. The resources are put to their maximum use with DIY techniques. Once discarded resources are put to use once again when they are used to rebuild gadgets and are reused. The new created devices serve everybody’s purpose including scientists, photographers, and ordinary homemakers. However, there is more to the environmental benefits of the DIY trend. The two major benefits are:
Christmas decorations always call for that special something that would make a home stand out from its neighbors on D-day. However, most of these decorations would tend to be expensive, and not easily affordable by every family out there. Need not to worry though, for there are plenty of ways in which you can make your own Christmas decorations with the help of recycled materials found in your home. Here are some excellent DIY recycled decoration ideas you can adopt for Christmas this year.