In many cases such schools projects, church activities, even in beauty contest, people are always asking what could you contribute to help the mother earth. But most of the time, people just say things and never do.
We are already aware of what’s happening to our land, tragedy all over the place, land slide, earth quakes, floods and all kinds of environment incidents that rarely happening before but frequently happening today. This post may not be the first time that you could read about saving-mother-earth.
Yes, you can turn off the lights when no-one is using.
Yes, you can switch to compact flaurescent lamps to save energy.
Yes, you can lessen your air-conditioner usage.
Yes, you can observe water.
Yes, you can lessen your usage of disposable items.
Yes, you can recycle your garbage.
But tell me, isn’t tempting to not do these things when you see other people not doing it?
I could only say is a small prayer – that God may help us…
A little prayer can make big difference.
Here at ItsEcoTime, we’re all about getting the most out of the things we buy and then recycling them as much as possible. This holds true for just about anything in your home. One particularly difficult item for most people is the mattress. Over time (about 10 years), most mattresses tend to start falling apart, and this is true whether you have a high-end or a cheap mattress. And when it comes time to buy a new one, most of us are left figuring out what to do with the old one.
A mattress is highly recyclable, and depending on where it goes for processing, up to 90% of it can be recovered and re-used. Cotton and cloth are used in textiles. The wood from the frame can be chipped, and even the springs and foam in the mattress are easily recycled. The trick is knowing where to send it. If you’re lucky, there may be a recycling center near you. If not, you can ask around at most mattress retailers on ways that your old mattress can be refurbished and donated or recycled.
Nowadays, when you buy a mattress, the store that sells it to you offers to pick your old one up for free. It’s hard to say no to this kind of convenience, but it’s worth asking about what happens to the mattress after they cart it away. Do they send it to a recycling plant, or does it just get tossed into a landfill?