Saturday, May 28, 2016

Marine Litter

U.S. EPA                          
We could have up to 33 billion tons of trash in our oceans by 2050 - more trash than fish.

          
 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Steel Conduit and Sustainability

Steel Conduit and Sustainability

Steel conduit supports green building practices by helping reduce environmental impact throughout a building’s life cycle, and contributes to sustainability through waste reduction, resource conservation and reusability.

Steel Conduit: Recycled and Recyclable

sidebar-why-sustainability-3Steel is the world’s most recycled material, according to the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). For this reason, nearly all steel conduit contains recycled steel.
In fact, SRI reports that total recycled content of steel ranges from 32.7% to 93.3%.
According to SRI, steel conduit also has a high reclamation rate because of its:
  • Long service life — some steel rigid conduit has been in use for more than 60 years
  • Ability to accommodate new conductors and additional circuits over time
  • Total recyclability

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Affordable Cardboard House

 
Architects have created customizable house that's durable, affordable, and sustainable.
And remarkably, it is made of cardboard.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Scrap Metal and Jobs

ISRI                           
materials are responsible for creating more than 125,000 U.S. jobs through its exports.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Humpback whale freed from tangled fishing lines

Humpback whale freed from tangled fishing lines off California coast

Whales get caught in fishing lines

     

 
 

Fishing gear accidentally snagged both sides of the whale's flukes

  • Several whales have run into so-called "crab pot lines"
(CNN)It's not the catch they were expecting, but for one California fisherman and his son -- it was the most important catch of the day.
Crab fisherman Calder Deyerle and his 5-year old son Miles are being credited by wildlife officials for spotting, reporting and then staying in their boat near an entangled humpback whale. Their actions may have saved the animal's life.
    Fisherman Calder Deyerle and his son Miles helped save the ensnared humpback whale by alerting rescue teams
    The adult humpback was seen towing heavy crab fishing lines and floats Tuesday morning 4 miles off the coast of Carmel Highlands, California. Officials say fishing gear had accidentally snagged both sides of the whale's flukes - the two lobes separating the tail.
    The father-son team notified authorities who sent out members of the California Whale Rescue (CWR) operation, who used a pole mounted hook knife to release the lines from the animal. After about seven hours, the whale swam off unencumbered and the fishing line was removed from the water.
    CWR says the Deyerle's "willingness to stand by was vital to the success of the event."
    CNN affiliate KPIX reports that several whales have run into so-called "crab pot lines" because the late fishing season has clashed with the seasonal whale migration.
    "We do see them out there just about every day, and we run up close enough...to see if their entangled, and if they are we notify...the rescue team," Spud Point Crab Company owner Tony Anello told the affiliate.
    The situation could have been fatal for the whale. Fishing line entanglements can cause severe injuries and even death for whales or other large marine life.

    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Ways to go Green

    Ways2GoGreen Blog                          
    The Green Cycles: Recycling, Freecycling, Precycling, Upcycling, Downcycling and E-cycling
     
     
    Ways2GoGreen Blog

    Home Electronics Disposal

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