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Deforestation is climbing at an alarming rate.
Here’s a reminder: By the year 2030, only 10 per cent of what the Amazon Rain Forest is today will remain in tact.
Shocked? Yet, within this frightening forecast shines glimmers of hope. The “Green Movement” stands tall with forward-thinking tradesmen, architects, engineers, politicians and new green entrepreneurs, all playing a vital role in the green movement; trailblazing a healthier and sustainable lifestyle for a dying “blue society,” so to speak.
The once kooky green building ideology now has a mass production business model.
The growing popularity and production of recycled plastic lumber has already and will continue to play an important role in the future of sustainable building.
Recycled plastic lumber is equivalent to; or, better than real lumber; serving planet earth with many environmental benefits:
Made From 100% Recycled Plastic and 100% Recyclable: With the world losing 7.3 million hectares of forest per year; adopting recycled plastic lumber instantly reduces the amount waste exhausted in any given construction site. Made from 100% industrial plastic waste and 100% recyclable, all breaks or mis-cuts can be recycled and used again; lasting a lifetime.
Aesthetically Pleasing and Heat Resistant: Equally pleasant to the human eye and just as sensual as real wood, recycled plastic lumber is heat-resistant; preventing dry wood and unattractive shrinkage. Its strong planks serve a cool surface allowing you to freely roam your deck on any given hot day. Your soles of your feet and exposed skin are safe when you lay there and soak in the warm sun.
Versatile: Infestation, warp, and splinter free recycled plastic lumber has proven to be applicable in many different building projects. Hailed in the green building community as the essential alternative to wood; its versatile properties can be used to build exterior moldings, window frames, door frames, decking to fences, vertical gardens and more.
Health Risk Free: Away and beyond the hazardous lather real wood needs to fight off insects and weather, recycled plastic lumber is chemical free: no additives or preservatives. It serves high performance without being high maintenance.
Summary: With the climbing rates of deforestation and illegal loggers continuing to pillage planet earth, recycled plastic lumber attempts to even the score.
Recycled plastic lumber is..
- Made From 100% Recycled Plastic and Recyclable
- Aesthetically Pleasing and Heat Resistant
- Versatile and equivalent if not better than real lumber
- Promotes a healthy and green environment
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Today, it is safe to say vertical gardens are the new “Black” to any modern day green garden ensemble. The genesis of the “Green Wall” garden dates back to 1988 when French botanist, Patrick Blanc fathered and debuted his concept for the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris, France.
Now, thanks to the green movement vertical garden designs are exploring new innovative coordinates for people to discover and use for individual self-sufficiency and artistic expression. But before you “Plant for success,” you need to consider the following 5 key vertical gardening factors–here we go!
Plants are autotrophs, meaning that they make their own food. Specifically, they use sunlight, break it down through photosynthesis, inhale CO2 and release fresh oxygen for animals, you and I to breathe.
Ultimately, your vertical garden needs at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. The best way to ensure this is to face your vertical garden south.
To start the germination process, your seed needs water. The term “Germination” is defined as the process where the new plant in the seed emerges from its shell. Water activates enzymes in seeds and encourages swelling and softening, which give it enough punch to push through and grow. A great reminder is to keep your vertical garden near a hose or local water faucet.
If you want to avoid wasting new resources, reuse/recycle old two litre bottles, milk jugs or cans for plant containers.
You can also research vertical gardening companies such as Urbio. This is one of many companies who offer highly affordable vertical gardening pucks and inserts made out of recycled plastic for vertical gardens.
If you are a beginner, start by planting something easy such as mint, chili or lettuce. If you’re looking for a challenge try purchasing broccoli, tomato or brussel sprout seeds.
You also want to consider the root depth. Carrots and beats require at least a foot and a half of soil to plant their roots while vegetables such as lettuce require a lower root depth.
With all the excitement vertical gardening gives us it’s important to show discipline with garden maintenance. Make sure your vertical garden is bug free by planting natural plant flower pesticides, which will give you an enhanced visual beatification.
Vertical gardens are an excellent way to maximize your space at home while making a social statement. Self-sufficiency is an art most Westerners have forgotten. To know how to garden is to know how to take care of you and your family–whether it’s vertical or horizontal. Good luck!
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