Owning an automobile helps ease the transportation
burden. It’s convenient, comfortable and makes movement from one point to the
other more exciting and pleasurable.
However, having a car comes with added responsibility
and burden. This includes a compulsory auto insurance cost and monthly premium.
It comes with fear of theft, vandalism or accident. It comes with visits to the
mechanic, spare parts purchases, and the constant filling of the gas tank.
One pressing burden amongst the lot is vehicle
maintenance. As an engine, it requires daily, periodic, and preventive checks
and repairs to avoid a total breakdown.
Some of these types of repair may be minor and some
major. It ranges from topping the oil and hydraulics, to servicing of the
engine, to body work, replacement of tyres, batteries, lights and so many other
To ensure your car is in good shape always, you
require a competent mechanic who understands the working of your brand of
vehicle, not just any one. It is advisable you stick with one repair shop;
don’t form the habit of taking your car anywhere and allowing different
technicians to fiddle with it. This mistake is the beginning of sorrow.
Cars are man-made and subject to faults, especially
design or factory faults. This is as a result of the past experiences of
manufacturers committing design blunders that claimed lives of many drivers.
Toyota, in 2010 withdrew a brand of their car because of a defect in the
braking system. So you need to protect …
Do you want
to save money by buying used ones and not new ones? Whether you are looking for
clothes, electronics, cars, furniture, or anything in between, you can find
them on popular, popular websites. But wait! How can you make sure you really
get a good deal?
When searching on Craigslist the traditional way, you
select your state and city, such as California and Sacramento. Then, look on
the page for the “for sale,” section. There are many headings listed
underneath. Select what you are looking for. For example, flat screen TVs and
video game consoles fall under electronics. After clicking the appropriate
link, you will see a search box at the top of the page. Use this search box,
but choose your phrases wisely. Video game console is nice, but search with the
actual console name, like Wii, PSP, or Xbox 360 to get targeted results.
Read Headlines to Save Time
After searching , you will see a list of product
headlines. These not only describe the for sale product, but give the selling
price too. You are looking for the best deal. Automatically bypass products
where the seller is asking too much. This allows you to find the best deals
without spending hours browsing or searching.
Read Listings Carefully
Getting a good deal not only means getting a good
price. It also means buying a quality product. Used costs less, so you are
automatically saving money. You also want to ensure you are buying a …
Many businesses these days are interested
in sustainable procurement. Sustainable procurement is about taking
environmental and social factors into account when making purchasing decisions.
It involves thinking about what the products are made of, how they were made,
where they come from and who has made them.
The aim of sustainable procurement
is to lessen the negative environmental impact of the products we buy.
One way businesses can show their
commitment to sustainable procurement is by buying goods made from plastic that
has been recycled (when they need the goods anyway). You may be surprised at
the range of recycled goods from plastic that are available on the market these
days and the environmental and economic benefits they can bring.
With organisations under
increasing pressure to affirm their commitment to the efficient use of natural
resources and waste avoidance, attitudes to purchasing products made from
recovered materials are changing.
A recent business survey by a
product manufacturer into sustainable procurement revealed some interesting
insights. Almost 90% of those surveyed were managing procurement to some level
of sustainable policy or standard, and over 50% admitted recycled plastic
played a key role.
Although over 80% considered the
market for products from plastics that have been recycled a growth area, only
40% currently purchase products made from the material. Over 40% of those that
haven’t purchased any recycled plastic products said that if they knew a little
more about it, and could be persuaded the quality had improved, they would
definitely consider …
Recycling is no new concept, but
it is one of the best ways to begin working toward a better environment. Some
advantages of recycling are a smaller demand for raw materials and reduction of
processes used to obtain these materials which are detrimental to the
environment and everyone’s health. Results of recycling are fewer emissions,
harmful chemicals, and less land fill waste. It is very beneficial these days
for businesses to show they care about our natural resources and respect the
environment. Many businesses do this every day by not only maintaining
recycling programs within the company, but also by buying recycled products.
Recycled products can be used by businesses to promote a positive company image
and reach out to their customers on a more personal level.
You may be asking what types of
recycled products would be helpful to your company. You should have no problem
finding items that relate to the product or services your company provides to
customers. There are a variety of recycled products out there and most are low
in cost. Promotional recycled products are growing in popularity among
businesses today as a way of showing customers that they care and want to
protect natural resources. Because they are promotional items, your information
can be added for everyone to see at very little cost to you. Some of the
products available include flying discs, flying rings, napkins, cups, bags, notepads,
pens, plastic cards, tokens, and many more.
These custom recycled products are
a wonderful tool …
Going green is more than just a
fad. This has become a way of life for many people, and they are taking steps
to reduce energy consumption, save fresh water, and recycle paper, plastic, and
glass items. The focus on green living does not escape the attention of
companies, both large and small. Businesses of all types are looking for ways
to promote their products and services as “green” and
Some of these designations have
substance behind it. For example, equipment and products such as light bulbs
that get EnergyStar designation meet energy efficiency standards validated by
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Replacing an older refrigerator,
freezer or washing machine with a newer EnergyStar is a smart move, saving you
significant electricity over the life of the appliance.
Claims of other environmentally
friendly products are less reliable and their value is more difficult to
assess. Some of these green claims may actually be questionable validity. How
do you rate cleaning products by marking “green” or
“nature-friendly”? Many of these products only have green packaging.
What about food products that are claimed to be natural? Taste is a good
example of how consumers can be misled by claims of naturalness. Take fruit
juices labeled “grape juice” containing grape juice, natural grape
flavors, and other natural flavors. What exactly is that natural taste, and
what is it? Such products can contain apple juice, other fruit extracts, and
sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup. All of these things are