What Makes an Eco-Friendly Product?

What Makes an Eco-Friendly Product?

There are many products out there; from cars to light bulbs, which claim to be green, environmentally friendly or less harmful to the environment. But because there are no hard and fast rules about what makes a product environmentally friendly or not, it can be very difficult to distinguish between something that claims to be green and something that is actually.

However, there are good rules about them and the four aspects that make up the most environmentally friendly products and examining them can give you an idea of whether the products you see are environmentally friendly or not.

What is the alternative

Many goods claim to be environmentally friendly because it uses less energy than alternatives, but this is what makes things more environmentally friendly. Cars that use environmentally friendly fuel systems may be more environmentally friendly than gasoline models but not if you can walk easily to most of your destinations. So the first thing to ask when looking for environmentally friendly products is – do I need them?

Energy Saving

Energy efficiency is a key aspect of environmentally friendly products. Global warming and climate change are related to the CO2 emitted from our energy use. Reducing the power we consume will benefit the environment so that any product that uses less energy than similar products (and you need them) is greener.

Energy-saving light bulbs, for example, produce the same effect as ordinary lighting but use a third less power.

Sustainability and toxic materials

Another aspect of the green credentials of the goods we buy is what they are made of. If something does not come from a sustainable source or contains harsh chemicals or toxic metals

Recycle

Environmentally friendly products must also be made from materials that can be recycled or can be recycled by themselves (or …

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Discover One of the Best Eco-Friendly Products You Could Ever Use

Discover One of the Best Eco-Friendly Products You Could Ever Use

Let’s face it, these days we are surrounded by eco-friendly products, some of which are good while others are not very eco-friendly at all! Personally, I have one favorite that I think is among the very best of them.

Eco-friendly Water Bottles

My vote for the best and most accessible eco-friendly product goes to environmentally friendly water bottles. Now bear with me and let me explain why they are just so important.

In America each day, over sixty million plastic bottles are thrown away can you believe, with bottled water accounting for much of this. This contributes to filling up our already full landfills with more unnecessary toxic waste.

Most plastic bottles contain many harmful chemicals that will leach into the contents over time. Just think how long these products sit on the shelves before you buy them.

Quality environmentally friendly water bottles are made from glass which is 100% recyclable and lasts forever or stainless steel certified to be BPA free so no chemicals can leach into the water. The best also have no chemical lining and no plastic lids either.

Bottled Water Is One Of The Most Un-Eco Friendly Products Around!

In most cases, it is no better for you than the tap variety, many times coming from exactly the same polluted source and containing the same amount of toxic chemicals.

Pure clean healthy water is the most important substance on earth and the quality of it greatly affects our health and well-being, making the ideal situation to have some kind of home filtration and bottling your own water when you go out!

So I rest my case and hope that you can see why of all the eco-friendly products out there, I believe that these water bottles can have the greatest impact and are accessible to everyone, …

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Car Durability Is A Factor Of Genuine Auto Parts

CAR DURABILITY IS A FACTOR OF GENUINE AUTO PARTS

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 mechanical works.

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 yourself and your car.

Accidents can result out of mechanical faults when you least expect. Faulty brakes, steering locks, brake failures, tyre bust and so many other faults that place you in danger. So you must insure.

Faulty electrical systems have been known to cause auto fire outbreaks. So place …

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Buying on Craigslist – Tips for Getting the Best Deals

BUYING ON CRAIGSLIST - TIPS FOR GETTING THE BEST DEALS

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?

Search Wisely

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 good product. It is your decision to buy broken items or those that need repairs, like an old kitchen table. With that said, keep the cost of these repairs in mind. If you aren’t careful, they can ruin an otherwise good deal.

Haggle for a Lower Price

Craigslist is basically …

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Garage Sale Hunting Guide – How to Be an Expert Yard Sale Hunter

GARAGE SALE HUNTING GUIDE - HOW TO BE AN EXPERT YARD SALE HUNTER

A few months ago I found a garage sale near my home advertised through Craigslist. The sale was comprised of a few older families that lived in a condominium complex. Since it was a Friday and they were still putting things out I knew I was in a good position to make some good finds.

Unfortunately, within a few minutes of looking around I had decided it was a bust- nothing there that I was interested in- and I decided to leave. Just as I was leaving the sale a couple dusty bottles caught my attention in a dark corner of the garage. I went over to the shelf in the garage and examined a small paper sign that said “Alcohol $2.00″.

My hand reached out for the familiar bottle and firmly grasped it, I studied the label, and quickly fished out 2 $1.00 bills from my wallet, wondering if this was a joke or what. Having worked at a 5 star French restaurant in my college years I knew what I had in my hands was authentic, but I still couldn’t understand why these people were practically giving it away.

I quickly found the woman and quickly gave her the 2 dollars and held up the bottle. She nodded and put the money away routinely and turned to other garage sellers who were making offers on other items. I excitedly raced home wanting to look up what the treasure I had just bought was worth.

It turned out that the bottle I bought was going for up to $399.00 online. While I could sell the bottle of Dom and make a nice profit on my $2.00 investment, I have decided to put it in a safe cool place and keep it for a special occasion.

Garage Sale Hunting Tips

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