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Best Water Treatment Systems for Your Home
Sustainability

Best Water Treatment Systems for Your Home

Water treatment systems are designed to solve different issues with domestic water supplies. As hydrology and water quality vary widely across countries consumers need to determine their specific treatment needs before shopping for a suitable system. Issues can range from water hardness, chemical filtration, biological filtration, UV treatment, well water quality and other water contaminants or pollutants.

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Heeling Landfills, One Shoe at a Time

By Shelby RogersOctober 07, 2016No need to try and resell smelly, worn-out shoes anymore! Two companies joined forces to create a 3D-printed compostable shoe.Dutch footwear company SLEM and the 3D-printing startup BioInspiration look to make active footwear for socially conscious buyers.The shoes are made out of an odor-free non-GMO cornstarch material called WillowFlex.
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Patagonia Looks to Make Recycled Clothes a Fashion Norm

November 05, 2016One of the world& 39;s most popular outdoor wear companies created a line entirely out of recycled materials.Patagonia& 39;s new collection called recollection includes chic jackets, shirts, pants, pullovers and more all from materials that would otherwise be in a landfill.Fashionable Meets Sustainable Image source: Patagonia For more outdoorsy types, Patagonia& 39;s collection keeps you comfortably warm while supporting the environment in a fashionable way.
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New Kid on the Renewable Energy Block: Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla& 39;s recent debut of solar roof tiles to replace regular tiles seriously impressed the public. Similar solar roof tiles are the latest addition to the solar industry. However, this technology is far from a modern discovery.Little did Alexandre Edmond Becquerel (pictured below), way back in 1839, that his humble discovery would benefit mankind almost 180 years later.
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Turning the tide: Scotland's first tidal power generator

Scotland surges forward with its low carbon policy with the announcement of the switching on of its first 1.5MW tidal stream turbines. This is the first tidal power generator of four that will eventually be installed in the Inner Sound of Scotland& 39;s Pentland Firth.Atlantis wants to grow the project to dozens of turbines, the BBC reported.
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Solar Power Became the World's Cheapest Energy, New Study Says

December 26, 2016Solar power is becoming the world& 39;s cheapest energy source. The cost of solar power has declined drastically over the past six years, to the point where it is cheaper than wind power in certain countries. Image Source: Flickr/Jeda Villa Bali Solar This is particularly true in the developing countries which don& 39;t have the necessary infrastructure in place for fossil fuels.
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Sustainability

Best Water Treatment Systems for Your Home

Water treatment systems are designed to solve different issues with domestic water supplies. As hydrology and water quality vary widely across countries consumers need to determine their specific treatment needs before shopping for a suitable system. Issues can range from water hardness, chemical filtration, biological filtration, UV treatment, well water quality and other water contaminants or pollutants.
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Sustainability

You Can Build Your Own Affordable Solar Power System

January 13, 2017Going green has many benefits. The obvious one is that it reduces one’s carbon footprint, in turn saving the environment. Another reason to unplug from the grid is to reduce electricity bills. By using solar panels or wind turbines, one could run one’s home using nature& 39;s resources.
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This Japanese Invention Can Recycle Plastic into Oil

February 27, 2017Japanese inventor, Akinori Ito, has created a household appliance which converts plastic bags into fuel. The fuel can be used for various applications such as the generation of heat. Image Source: UNUChannel via Youtube According to The World Counts, we use 100 million tons of plastic every year, of which 10 percent end up in our oceans.
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Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

Biofuels and biofuel crops have been vaunted by politicians, journalists and scientists for years. A method of producing fuel from plants or other sources could potentially allow us to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy crops, so-called, include wheat, corn, soybean and sugarcane. Biofuels burn cleaner than fossil fuels, release fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere.
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