Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 5, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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Have some thoroughly green evil fun!

This wickedly inventive guide explains how to create a variety of practical, environmentally friendly items you can use for yourself or resell for profit. Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with detailed directions on how to successfully complete each green project and discusses important safety issues.

Using easy-to-find components and tools, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to brew up green cleaners, transform all types of paper into building materials, safety rid your home and yard of pests, and much more--all on the cheap!

Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius:

  • Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
  • Covers essential safety measures
  • Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects
  • Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources

Make your own green:

  • Household cleaners
  • Laundry soap
  • Citrus oil extract
  • Pest and weed control solutions
  • Recycled plastic lumber and landscape blocks
  • Recycled asphalt shingle paver bricks and road patch compound
  • Concrete paper mache blocks, garden walls, stepping stones, and structures
  • Solar-powered composter
  • Garden-friendly charcoal
  • And more

Each fun, inexpensive, and slightly wicked Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.

 

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Contents

1 My Shade of Green
1
2 Recycling the Good the Bad and the Ugly
7
3 Greening Up Household Cleaners
19
4 Greening Up with Safer Pest Controls
33
5 Recycling Plastics and Composite Projects
41
6 Recycling Paper and Cardboard Fiber Projects
67
7 SolarPowered Compost Projects
95
8 Clean with Green Projects
111
9 HomeFriendly Green Pest and Weed Control Projects
167
10 JustforFun Projects and 101 Cool Tips
195
11 Making Money with the Items Youve Made and Sources
225
Index
229
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Russel Gehrke is an engineer, inventor, and consultant. The "eco-entrepreneur" is partnered with companies such as American Green Holdings, Bid for Green, and EcoOutlaw. Russel has been featured on the Discovery Channel and in several episodes of “Cool Fuel Road-Trips”, his own pilot TV show, “Eco-Outlaws”, as well as the History Channel's “Modern Marvels”. He is the author of Renewable Energies for Your Home.

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