Everything You Need to Know to Build a Backyard Greywater Wetland

August 26, 2014 by  
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If you stop to think about it, it’s quite odd that we flush our wastewater into local rivers, isn’t it? It flows away, only to be siphoned off and cleaned by the community downstream before repeating the entire process once again. It would make more sense to use clean water for things like drinking and bathing and then use that same water again for things that don’t require a potable source, like irrigating the landscape . That’s exactly how many architects are starting to design houses and public buildings, but if you don’t live a housing development that features built-in greywater systems, you can make a few minor modifications to your plumbing system and create a greywater wetland that allows your wastewater to be recycled into the landscape. Read the rest of Everything You Need to Know to Build a Backyard Greywater Wetland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial wetland , backyard bog , backyard wetland , bamboo , bio-remediation , bog , bog plants , bulrushes , cattail , constructed wetland , DIY , eco design , grey water , greywater , greywater system , greywater. water recycling , juncus , reeds , rushes , sedge , wastewater , water conservation , water plants , water recycling , wetland

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Carpenter Builds Woodland Love Nest For $4,000 in Just 6 Weeks!

August 26, 2014 by  
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World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant Given to 12-Year-Old Chinese Boy

August 26, 2014 by  
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Doctors from the Peking University Third Hospital in China have performed the world’s first implant of a 3D-printed human vertebra. After 12-year-old Minghao sustained a soccer injury, subsequent tests revealed a malignant tumor in his neck region that required extensive surgery, including removing his second cervical vertebra. Doctors from the orthopedics unit at the hospital 3D printed a new vertebra for the boy using titanium powder. Read the rest of World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant Given to 12-Year-Old Chinese Boy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed bone , 3D printed vertebra , 3D printing , Beijing , china , Chinese boy receives world’s first 3D printed vertebra , Dr. Liu Zhongjun

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How can I reuse or recycle old musical instrument reeds?

November 26, 2010 by  
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Amber sent us an email asking about reeds from musical instruments: I’ve got TONS of old alto saxophone reeds lying around, and was wondering if anybody had an idea about how to reuse/recycle them? I am incredibly unmusical but Wikipedia tells me reeds tend to be make from cane, although there are an increasing amount of synthetic ones in use. The first idea that springs to mind is turning them into some sort of jewellery – a subtle nod to your musical skills

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Five fantastic reuses for expanded Polystyrene foam packaging

November 25, 2010 by  
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Expanded polystyrene, the moulded white shapes you get as protective packaging when you buy electronics or large toys etc, is a pain to recycle – it can be recycled now but not many places collect it.

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