Plastic Bottle Greenhouses: An Eco-Friendly Solution?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 19, 2019 7:19 pm

We shared the story about the Ecobricks initiative recently, and we’re excited to talk about another awesome way of using some of the millions of plastic bottles that otherwise would be headed to landfill: plastic bottle greenhouses.

This is such a fantastic idea and a great time of year to be trying it out!  If you have any plants that you need to water over winter when the weather gets cooler, or like to start off seedlings nice and early, you can nurture your tender plants in an Earth-friendly way!

What is a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse?
How Can I Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse?
Do Plastic Bottle Greenhouses Really Work?
Why are Plastic Bottle Greenhouses Good for the Planet?
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Ecobricks: Changing the Dialogue About Plastic Waste

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 19, 2019 9:13 pm

We’re slowly getting better at reducing packaging, ditching single-use plastics, and recycling materials. But with 10.5 million tons of plastic waste produced in the USA every year and a recycling rate of just 1-2%...it’s not enough. Enter Ecobricks.

Below you’ll learn…

What Are Ecobricks?
Who Invented Ecobricks?
What Do You Do with Ecobricks?
How to Repurpose Plastic Bottles into Ecobricks
Water Ionizers and Ecobricks: Tackling the Same Problem?

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Ecobricks puts plastic bottles to good use

What Are Ecobricks?

They are an invention born out of necessity.

An Ecobrick is a plastic drinking bottle tightly packed out with non-recyclable waste.

The philosophy is simple: we can’t get rid of it, so let’s at least use it.

We can’t keep on poisoning

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Wastewater Treatment: Is It Safe To Drink Recycled Water?

Posted by: The Tyent Team On May 10, 2019 8:04 pm

It’s time to come clean on the wastewater treatment process and why drinking recycled water is not the best option.

RELATED: Get The Lead Out: How Is Your State Doing?

In this article:

  1. What Are the Types of Wastewater?
  2. What Are the Three Stages of Wastewater Treatment?
  3. How Is Wastewater Treated?
  4. How Long Does Wastewater Treatment Take?
  5. How Does Recycled Water Work?
  6. Is It Safe to Drink Recycled Water?
  7. Go for Tyent Water Instead

How Water Treatment Process Works: Is It Safe to Drink Recycled Water?

What Are the Types of Wastewater?

To understand wastewater treatment, it is important to know what accounts for wastewater. There are many different categories.

For example, the water may be black, gray, and yellow, …

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Water Ionizer Declutter and Spring Clean! Save Money and Get Some Sparkle Into Your Home!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 10, 2019 6:26 pm

Decluttering is having a zeitgeist moment and there’s no better time to do it than Springtime!

Below – learn all about decluttering and how you can use a Tyent water ionizer to enhance your spring cleaning:

  • Declutter Meaning
  • The Joy of Decluttering
  • What is the Water Ionizer Declutter and Clean?
  • How to Clean Up in More Ways Than One!
  • Where Can I Get Incredible Water Ionizer Deals?

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A water ionizer gives the perfect chemical-free clean!

Declutter Meaning

What is decluttering?

Decluttering is the process of removing unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place).

The Joy of Decluttering

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Decluttering means different things to different people, and there are various ways to approach it.

But before you begin, be sure to

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High Alkaline Foods To Add To Your Diet

Posted by: The Tyent Team On January 29, 2019 3:00 pm

Add these alkaline foods to your diet to keep your body’s pH balance in check.

RELATED: What You Need To Know About The Alkaline Diet

15 High Alkaline Foods You Should Include in Your Diet

Alkaline Foods Definition: Alkaline foods are various types of foods high in alkaline levels, which you can add to your diet.

1. Beet Greens

Beet on a table | High Alkaline Foods To Add To Your Diet
Beet greens may not be the usual green food in your diet, but they have an alkalinity score of -16.7 (based on the potential renal acid load). This veggie also has a bitter quality that can help stimulate bile production for better digestion of fats.

You can add beet greens as an ingredient to your green smoothie or stir-fries. It’s …

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How Water Ionizers Can Help the Plastics Crusade!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 9, 2018 12:34 pm

The European Union took a historic step at the end of October, with a vote to ban single-use plastics by 2021.

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A ban on single-use plastics by 2021 is great news for the planet

The Last Straw?

The bill means no more throwaway cotton buds, straws or disposable spoons among other items.

Although plastic bottles have escaped from being included in the upcoming plastics ban, for now, the bill also pushes EU members to achieve a recycling rate of 90% on single-use bottles by 2025.

A Victory for Our Oceans

There’s 150 million tons of plastic contaminating the planet’s oceans and reportedly between five and 13 million tons more being added every year.

Out of all proposed solutions to the …

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Conserving Water? America is Winning!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 20, 2018 12:38 pm

Well, here’s some good news! Americans are conserving water at a higher volume than ever before, according to a prominent US Geological Survey.

In 1980, we were using around 112 gallons of water per day each. This plummeted to 88 gallons per day in 2005 and 82 gallons per day in 2015, marking a 27 percent decrease, despite the population increasing by 4 percent during that time.

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America is conserving water like never before! Credit: The Fiscal Times

Winning at Domestic Water Use!

The survey also highlights how domestic water use is relatively small compared to the various ways that water is used on an industrial scale. However, the signs that we’re using significantly less of domestic water are …

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Eat the Rainbow Part Two: Awesome Orange and Mellow Yellow!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 31, 2018 12:00 pm

So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?  

How uplifting are these beautiful colors?

Sunny and Scrumptious!

So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset.  From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!  

What’s in Them?

So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?  

  • Lycopene
  • Flavonoids
  • Vitamin C

And here are just a few of the amazing benefits that they

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Home Upgrade for Health? 5 Top Improvements!

Posted by: admin On April 30, 2018 8:33 pm

The environment of a home is often characterized by its charm factor rather than its particulate matter, which can lead homeowners to forget that there are more important things than finding the perfect end table for the den. If there are any toxins or imbalances in the home, they can exacerbate or even cause health problems in the inhabitants. From stuffy air to mold exposure, owners might want to consider a few home upgrades that could prove to be pivotal for their health. Read on to see if there’s a home upgrade for you.

Home Upgrade #1: Countertop Water Ionizer

Let’s dive right into our topic on home upgrades by covering water quality. Tap water contains a number of impurities …

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Detox Your Veggies!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 5, 2018 12:00 pm

We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy.  Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.

How clean are your vegetables?

What’s On Our Veggies?  

But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced?  If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if – like so many of us – you tend to grab what’s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmer’s market, then read on.  

Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer is

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