Significance of Glass Recycling


Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality. Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled. Energy costs are reduced 2-3% for every 10% cullet used in the manufacturing process. 

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There are environmental, economic and social advantages of recycling glass. These advantages include conserving valuable natural resources and raw materials used in industry. By making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and deep excavations for minerals. Making products from recycled materials creates less air and water pollution than making products from virgin materials. Saving energy reduces acid rain, global warming and air pollution. Making products from recycled ingredients often uses much less energy than producing the same product from raw materials. 

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Tips for Increasing Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency


Owning a vehicle is quite expensive but most people don’t realize it. Not many people sit down and calculate how much fuel, repairs and insurance premiums cost them for a year. 

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Larger cars with bigger engines will naturally burn more gas and you should think about it when you are buying them. If you must have them you can probably make your second car a hybrid to even things out. 

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Biomass Usage in Hotels


Establishments across Europe have been using biomass boilers, burning sustainable fuel to heat their buildings and water, for many years and the trend is also picking up at a steady pace across the UK.

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With the cost of fossil fuel rising at alarming rates, it’s little wonder that hotels and other businesses are flocking to biomass installers to save their businesses. Investing this upfront capital in your hotel can mean many more profitable years in business, happier guests and a boosted contribution to protecting our environment. Finding this capital isn’t always easy, but attractive finance packages are available in further support of this positive energy movement.

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Bottled Water – Bane for the Environment


Bottled water is widely used by people from all walks of life and is considered to be convenient and safer than tap water. A person on an average drinks around 2.0 liters of water a day and may consume 4-6 plastic bottles per day. 

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Water bottles manufacturing, transportation, distribution and again collection and disposal after its use create enormous pollution in terms of trash generation, global warming and air pollution. The transportation of bottled water from its source to stores alone releases thousands of tons of carbon dioxide.

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Guide to an Eco-Friendly Ramadan


The month of Ramadan is a golden opportunity to consider making a shift towards a ‘green lifestyle’ that is environmental friendly, non-polluting, non-wasteful and aim toward saving of natural resources. The green lifestyle means improving the quality of life and achieving sustainable development.

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Any mismanagement of our precious resources will be having irreversible impacts on our ecology. Let us make concerted effort to encourage and embrace “green”  and ecofriendly practices, especially during Ramadan.

Minimizing Food Waste in Ramadan


Over the period of years, the society and people have become more wasteful due to rise in income, living standards, consumerism and affordability. But affording does not mean that wastage should increase as it is contrary to the Islamic principles of sustainability.

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We need to change our attitude of not laying the table with more food than people can eat. This is not hospitality and welcoming the guests. We need to develop better food habits and respect for the Mother Nature. The problem of food wastage lies in socio-cultural sensitization and behavioral change.

Unending Benefits of Wastewater Treatment Plants


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The wastewater treatment process does not only produce clean reusable water, but also has the potential to produce various other benefits. It has the potential to reduce a country’s waste production, to produce energy through methane harvesting, and the potential to produce natural fertilizer from the waste collected through the process.

Salman Zafar‘s insight:

Wastewater treatment presents a sustainable short-term and long-term solution to water scarcity. Wastewater treatment is a sustainable short and long-term solution to the world’s water crisis, which will only increase as the world population increases.

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