The 411 on Conducting a Home Waste Audit

September 12, 2018 by  
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According to the EPA, the average person generates 4.4 pounds … The post The 411 on Conducting a Home Waste Audit appeared first on Earth911.com.

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6 Ways to Turn Mailed Trash into Treasure

May 29, 2018 by  
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If you’re anything like the average person, a trip to … The post 6 Ways to Turn Mailed Trash into Treasure appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Infographic: 5 Ways to Go Zero Waste

May 22, 2018 by  
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Every day, the average American creates about 4.4 pounds of … The post Infographic: 5 Ways to Go Zero Waste appeared first on Earth911.com.

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U.S. Recycles Waste to Reach Moon and Back 10 Times

March 30, 2017 by  
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People make a lot of excuses when it comes to not recycling, and one of those is the idea that one person’s contributions don’t really matter. But consider that the average American’s recycling of 1.51 pounds a day adds up to 551…

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5 Ways to make socially responsible clothing choices

January 15, 2017 by  
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According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme , the average U.K. household owns approximately £4,000 worth of clothes but only uses about 70% of their wardrobe. A third of that clothing often ends up in the landfill, even if it was worn just once . Our sister site Ecouterre put together five ways you can make this year a better one with socially responsible clothing choices. From mending clothes to fighting fast fashion, click through to see them all.

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Why One Family Of Four Chose To Downsize To 900 SF

April 8, 2016 by  
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As the US economy improves, the size of most new homes continues to expand. The average new home is now more than 2,600 square feet, compared to less than 1,000 square feet in 1950. Keep in mind that the average family size has shrunk considerably…

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A New Home Built From Garbage? Yours Could Be Next.

September 21, 2015 by  
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A study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study estimates that up to 8,000 pounds of waste are created during the construction of the average 2,000 square foot home. Most of that waste is wood, cardboard and drywall –…

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Turning Mailed Trash into Treasure

August 7, 2013 by  
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If you’re anything like the average person, a trip to the mailbox yields more junk than personal letters — in fact, Americans received about 84 billion pieces of junk mail in 2011, according to The New York Times. Sure, you …

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8 Ways to Convert Your Eco-Slacker Significant Other

August 7, 2013 by  
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Do you ever find yourself pulling recyclables out of the trash can? You know, the ones that your eco-slacker husband/wife/partner/BFF/roommate lazily threw in the trash instead of the recycle bin? While we certainly don’t condone nagging your…

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How Does Your Electricity Use Compare to the Rest of the World?

May 2, 2013 by  
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The United States has been doing a good job of cutting carbon in recent years. Emissions are down 12% in the last 5 years, and half of those cuts have come in the power sector where natural gas, wind and solar have been replacing coal. But when it to comes to electricity emissions from the home, we still have a lot of work to do. In a comparison of sixty countries , we found only Saudis have bigger electricity footprints. The average American uses 4,700 kWh in the home each year, costing them $600 and generating almost three tons of carbon emissions. Getting smart about tackling your electricity use can slash both your power bill and your carbon footprint. Learn more at Shrink That Footprint . + Shrink That Footprint The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: average american carbon footprint , average emissions USA , cut your energy bill , emissions , emissions of the average american , green energy , reduce your carbon footprint , us emissions        

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