Various depots have been set up to drop off selected types of trash. By recycling old tires, glass, cans, and other categorized materials, the population of London Ontario has reduced their total annual garbage from 420 kilograms in 1987 to 247 kilograms in 2007. With further advances in garbage management, there may be a day when pollution is only a distasteful memory of the past.
Science has helped in the management of all this waste; older people will remember a time when the small rivers where dad used to fish as a child had been turned into lifeless toxic streams of undrinkable water caused by both direct dumping and leaching through the soil. Leachate collection piping and storm water management ponds are now used to prevent further environmental damage. The same approach has been taken to cause less damage to the air; decomposing garbage creates methane, a flammable gas which is 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as an agent of global warming, so the methane is burned in a large flare to get rid of the foul smell and to turn the methane into a less damaging carbon dioxide form.
3] Make sure the contractor closes off all doorways to the rest of the house with heavy plastic to keep the dust and debris limited to the kitchen.
You can also maximize your storage space with specialty custom cabinets. Instead of losing access to things in the back of a base corner cabinet, install a cabinet with a built-in Lazy Susan. Another idea is to have your cabinetmaker build you a tall, narrow cabinet beside the oven for pizza pans, cookie sheets and the like. Consider cabinets fitted out with smaller shelves, slanted racks for canned drinks, etc., and install a special cabinet beneath the sink equipped with a slide-out rack for the trash can or frame for the trash bag and a small device to hold extra trash bags.
You can add so many different things to your kitchen cabinets. Slide out trash drawer, lazy Susan cabinet, range hood cabinet, spice racks, appliance garage, and refrigerator cabinet are just a few. Your local cabinetmaker can give you more ideas when planning kitchen cabinets.
Small kitchen design can be very cost effective and efficient. Some may think they are faced with design challenges but with the proper planning, you can make your small kitchen both functional and beautiful. You will need to have a little creativity to be able to create storage in a small kitchen space. There are many products available that will help you with your small kitchen design.
So there you have it… 4 ways to be greener in the kitchen. I imagine if everyone does what they can to conserve energy the earth will be a much better place for generations to come.
The Blue Box Program of 1990 began to impress upon householders the need for separating and recycling trash. Can, plastic bottles, cardboard, paper, and packaging materials can go out in the Blue Box. Large appliances and other recyclables shouldn’t take up valuable space in a landfill so they are picked up by either city trucks or private junk removal services. If a homeowner starts to plan major home improvements that require trashing materials like tiling, wood, scrap metal, bricks, flooring, shingles, and other substances ripped out from the house, a private company would provide dumpster rental and pick up to get the trash to the right destination.
When you see pictures of landfill sites, you may notice that they sit high up on a man-made plateau; this helps to trap the sound from the heavy machinery used to compact and move the garbage around, since earth transmits sound waves less efficiently than through the air. The landfills are also ringed with litter fences to keep bits of trash from blowing into inhabited areas. You may find grass-covered berms along the perimeter to improve the look of the landfill. Soil is spread over the layers of garbage to reduce the smells.
Metal Bins as you guessed it usually cost the most but will last you many more years of use as they are practically unbreakable. Most will be made from either stainless steel which offers a light, durable and not necessarily expensive price tag.