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Colin Brock

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Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community this week.


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    Colin Brock 11/26/2022 7:43 PM
    I’ve been growing my own plants for a bit now, and I wanted to branch out to something that I could actually eat. I ended up walking past a booth in front of Smith where I saw they were handing out seeds for people to grow their own food. It was a random bag of seeds, but the seeds that I got were corn. it’s a weird plant to start with, but I have a few extra pots laying around that can definitely fit the full roots of a corn plant. After starting them a week ago, both the seeds I planted are already growing strong! Corns kind of a funny thing to to start with, but I’ll definitely be branching out to a wider variety of vegetables. As of right now, I think it would be extremely funny for a friend to walk into my apartment and see a full size corn plant in the corner.

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    Colin Brock 10/13/2022 12:18 AM
     For this week, I chose to recycle as much as I possibly could. For me, most of my products that I use on a daily basis I recycle and I take the time to break them down and put them in the correct bins so I decided to take it a little bit further. I wanted to look into how I can use the waste that I generate and turn it into something useful. I ended up finding that I have a wine bottle every week or so, and instead of recycling it, I got a glass cutter and turned it into a planter. That way I have something that I can use directly from the store, and then use later on to make my apartment even more green. The nice thing is, because of the way that they’re made they are self watering. Since I put a piece of lantern wick into the neck of the bottle the plant can pull as much water as it needs without me having to have a set day to water. I’ve included a picture below, but by taking the top of the bottle and flipping it upside down, I can fill the bottom with water and the neck with the wicking cord. Then, on top of the wicking cord, I place some moss and then potting soil on top with the plant. It looks really nice, and my plants are thriving!