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ISBU - Green Shipping Container Guest Room

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Clockwise from above: Glass walls help transform a shipping container into a guest room, while original markings proclaim its early life; durable and renewable bamboo covers the floor and walls; and polycarbonate sheets shade the porch, which is lit by lamps made from recycled tractor parts. | Photos by Chris Cooper

By Erika Heet

From the moment Stacey Hill started reading about the potential of shipping containers as housing a few years ago, she was hooked. Seeking extra room for her two young daughters to play in, as well as a separate space for guests visiting the San Antonio, Texas, artists’ community she calls home, Hill selected an electric blue “one-shipper,” a relatively pristine container that had made just one overseas shipment. Check Out The Rest of “ISBU – Green Shipping Container Guest Room” →

Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi

New uses for recycled plastic — PET in this case — are beginning to emerge. See the following press announcement. Researchers at Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California’s IBM Research – Almaden (IBM)… […]

Happy Holidays

All of us here at NY Homesteader would like to wish everyone a Joyous, Safe, and Happy Holiday Season. May 2014 Bring you Much Love, Light, and Peace. Our wish for you is that your Children, Garden, and Homestead Grow and Prosper by Leaps and Bounds.

Peace and Prosperity, Rich @ NY Homesteader

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Recycling - By The Numbers !

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Please Recycle !!

By: Rich Gately

So do you recycle? That is awesome! Hopefully more people will join you on the bandwagon and get their recycling on, too.

It’s true the weak economy has hurt recycling markets just like it has every industry, but things will turn around. And it’s still true that remaking things uses much less energy and resources than fashioning virgin materials into new toys, utensils, cars and houses. But even the most well-meaning greenies can get confused by the different rules that govern plastic recycling. Policies vary according to state, town and recycler, and guidelines can change at any time, so the best advice is to occasionally check with your local service, and ask to stay updated.

In order to make it easier, the vast majority of plastic products are Check Out The Rest of “Recycling – By The Numbers !” →

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