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Green & Eco-friendly in LinkedIn

To promote green & eco-friendly in the world, to share and discuss with everyone who is interested in green and eco-friendly, we have build one group in LinkedIn:  Green & Eco-friendly.

At the moment, Lotfi M'Rad and I are co-ower and doing something on this group. There are several hundred members now for this green & eco-friendly group. But we hope more and more people can participate and join this group. Because Lotfi M'Rad and I, and almost every members of this group know, only if more and more people do something in their daily life for green & eco-friendly, our planet can be better.

So we sincerely hope you can join this group and share your thoughts on this matter!

When it comes to recycling, humanity needs to think big

When someone asks you to think about 'what can we recycle?' you may come up with many answers straight away. Plastic bags, cans, paper, different types of plastic; there are so many things that we are reminded to recycle every day. The facilities for them are slowly improving year by year. In the UK, several major supermarkets now charge a nominal amount for plastic bags in order to get customers to consider if they need them, and a lot of local areas have set up specific household and community recycling bins. Yet, considering how technology is advancing in terms of what we can recycle, we need to broaden our minds a bit more to make that a reality. Why only keep to the little things when modern technology gives us the capability to think so much bigger?

 

Recently the methods of recycling have expanded to include more modern technology. For example, mobile phones are now commonly recycled, with several companies offering cash in exchange for them. Ink cartridges can be recycled or refilled, cutting down dramatically on the waste from printers.

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP): China will be the world's largest country for the eco-friendly industry

These 7 industries, which is planned as China's economic pillar, include: new materials, new energy (green power, alternative energy), alternative energy automotive industry, energy saving and eco-friendly, new generation of information technology, biotechnology, high-end equipment manufacturing industry.

The market of energy saving & eco-friendly in China will be US$681.82 billion (RMB4.5 trillion) in 2015

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Luo Jianhua, who is the general secretary of China Environment Service Industry Association, estimates that in China in 2015, the investment of construction and operation on sewage, solid waste, desulfurization and denitrification, will be about US$75.76 billion (RMB 500.00 billion) respectively. The scale of waste incineration will reach 150 thousand tons per day. The capacity of new sewage treatment will reach 90 million tons per day. The sludge disposal capacity will reach 47,000 tons per day. The network of the new sewage pipe is expected to reach 200,000 km. The power of new tobacco gas desulfurization and denitrification capacity will be 180 million kilowatts.

Top 10 Tips for a Green, Sustainable and Eco Friendly Christmas (part 3)

Be battery wise
Families can get through a lot of batteries, particularly at Christmas. Batteries contain toxic chemicals, don't biodegrade and are difficult to recycle. Instead use rechargeable ones.

Buy an organic turkey
10 million turkeys are eaten every Christmas. If you can, try to make sure it has been reared in humane conditions. Organic turkeys taste better too. Try to buy your Christmas food locally, shopping at farmers markets or buying direct from the farmer is far cheaper than buying organic in the supermarket. Think of the benefits – the taste of chemical-free food, the reduction in food miles and CO2 emissions, and reduced dependence on oil. Buying locally produced food also boosts rural jobs.

Top 10 Tips for a Green, Sustainable and Eco Friendly Christmas (part 2)

Candles
Paraffin candles are made from petroleum residues so neither do your health or the environment any good. Soy, beeswax or natural vegetable-based candles are better because they biodegrade, are smoke-free, and so more eco friendly.

Deck the halls with real holly
Instead of spending money on artificial Christmas decorations that won’t biodegrade, let nature decorate your home. House decorations can be made from organic, recycled and scrap materials. Try popcorn, dough, cinnamon sticks, bows, gingerbread, holly, seasonal berries, ivy and evergreen branches – once you have finished with them, you can put them in the composter.

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