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Tips for going green in your apartment

Tips For Going Green in Your Apartment

Saving the world means that we must all go green. Recycling has become the byword and companies are continually developing new solutions for biodegradable products. For example a British company, Greenbottle, is producing milk cartons made from recycled and natural materials that will degrade over time leaving no lasting ecological effects.

I have just become aware of the recycling services offered by my apartment complex, at no cost to me, and it occurred to me that many tenants are also unaware that new regulations are being passed by many cities stipulating that Condominium and Apartment Associations with above a minimum number of apartments must provide recycling services to their tenants and householders.

Any free recycling service is going to have me as their best customer. I will become as green as any tree-hugging frog and I recommend that you do too. Have a look at the Sanitation Department website for the city you live in and see what recycling services they offer.

Most people, myself included, always have numerous items in their homes – that we know should be reused or disposed of efficiently, but haven’t been sure of the correct how-to-do-it-without harming the planet methods.

Cell phones can contain many heavy metals that are lethal to the environment and so they shouldn’t merely be tossed into the trash can. Many charities and cell phone providers accept donations of cell phones and will find them a good home, or will dispose of them safely.

Arghh, those wire coat hangers you always get with your dry cleaning. They infiltrate every room in the house, but if you put them into the trash they take up landfill space and take years to decompose. Try the reuse solution, give them to charity stores or back to your dry cleaner. A tip would be to keep one in the car trunk, just in case keys get locked into a car and you can come to the rescue.

Have a desktop computer lying around feeling abandoned while you surf on your newest laptop? With a little imagination and a throw it can become a bedside table, or a step up to those hard to reach corners. Again charities are often willing to take them off your hands and either reuse or dispose of them safely. Then again you can also benefit by looking for offers of trade-ins on your old computer when you buy a new one.

We all know that pouring any types of oil down the drain is harmful to the environment (and your plumbing). But then who always wants to play “hunt the tin or jar” in order to dispose of that oil correctly? So here’s a new idea for cat litter, pour the oil over some litter, put it into a second bag and there it goes to the garbage.

Oh my, the space that I’ve gained in my apartment! I’m on my way to minimalistic living and you can be too.

So, as you can see, going green can be easy, it doesn’t have to have you seeing red.

Who do you turn to when you want the best advice on how to live in an apartment and enjoy the experience? Jeff that’s who. He’s average Joe with an odd-looking goatee and a passion for life and people.

His mission as managing Partner of Apartment Home Living is to help you find the perfect apartment for you. An apartment that focuses on your needs and individuality, not only on preferred locations and budgets.

Renters can use the Apartment Home Living website to write about their own experiences and receive a fund of information about getting the most out of apartment living. Jeff’s blogs can be used as the guiding light to the ultimate apartment living experience. Also check out the MyPlace page, a vital part of apartment renting reality.

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