Complete your summer outfit with a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses by ICU Eyewear. The “Sun Eco Collection” glasses are made from reclaimed plastic. ICU also has reading glasses made from reclaimed plastic, recycled metal and sustainable bamboo.
ICU Eyewear is committed to giving back. Every year, ICU Eyewear donates thousands of reading glasses to those in need, all over the world.
Their prices are extremely affordable, and there are many styles to choose from. I have a couple pair of sunglasses and the quality is superb. Check them out!
Everyday household products that are under your kitchen sink or in your garage, items such as paint, paint thinners, cleaners and solvents, used oil, furniture polish and unwanted electronic equipment are household hazardous wastes (HHW).
Not In Your Trash!
HHW that you wish to discard should not be placed in your regular trash. Such wastes can be corrosive, toxic, ignitable, flammable, or reactive and co-mingling them with your regular trash could create a dangerous situation. Much of your regular trash goes to landfills where HHW can contaminate soil and seep into ground water. Disposing of household chemicals in your trash, storm drains or sewers damages the environment, and is AGAINST THE LAW.
Find a location in your area, and dispose of household hazardous waste properly. Although, the best thing to do is avoid these products as much as possible.
Fireworks can unleash a shower of toxins into soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human health.
This patriotic season, consider the effects of the chemicals and propellants used in the production of the firework display exploding before your eyes. Think about the rain of chemicals, unseen, wafting through the air, to land on you, your children, the land and the water around you. Read more about fireworks and their affects on the environment here: http://www.greenerideal.com/science/8520-are-fireworks-bad-for-the-environment/
Be sure to eat local fruits and vegetables, use reusable party ware, a gas grill or solar oven, and eliminate waste. A great way to be green is by using reusable cloth Eco-Napkins. If you do have waste such as chip bags, then please send them to TerraCycle through their collection program.
TerraCycle has a solution for getting rid of all the non-recyclable waste from the Fourth and other summer parties through its collection program, the TerraCycle Brigade program. Anyone can send non-recyclable packaging from summer events – such as chip bags, napkin wrapping or plastic cups – to TerraCycle free of charge to be recycled or even repurposed into new, useful and innovative products. http://www.terracycle.net/
Whatever you decide to do, have fun!
Happy 4th of July!
Festive cloth napkin from Eco-Napkins