Apple Recycling Program Gives Gift Cards for Your iPod, iPad & More

Recycling Apple products is easier than you think. Apple offers a recycling program to you at no charge. That’s right, it’s free! This means you are able to recycle your iPhone and other devices and receive a rebate from Apple as long as you are aware of and take advantage of this program. The Apple…

3 Ways to Dispose of Light Bulbs, Plus Bonus Crafts

The first thing you need to know is that there are different types of light bulbs. In our previous post, we provided tons of info about recycling CFLs, or compact fluorescent light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs are the old-school light bulbs many of us may still have before we switched to CFLs (the swirly coiled up…

The Sweet Sounds of Recycled Musical Instruments

Reduce Reuse Rhythm: Instruments Made from Trash Get ready to make some music! You’ve likely heard the sound of a repurposed washboard or buckets used as drums, but there are other exciting ways to make recycled musical instruments. Imagine strumming a tune from a guitar with a cookie tin for a body. Learn to keep…

8 Precycling Ideas That Help Save Money

Be a Precycling Champion Recycling is great, but it doesn’t take care of all our problems. Preventing waste before it happens is a practice known as precycling, and small actions really add up. Between 1960 and 2008, the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day. The…

Raise Your Glass For Recycle Glass Month

Nationwide Activities Help Recycle Glass The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) recognizes September as Glass Recycle Month. During September, GPI and its member companies are holding nationwide activities and events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. So far, it looks like it’s working: Glass recycling increased from 750,000 tons in 1980 to more than…

$50 Gift Card Giveaway – Enter Now!

Start Your Summer with Free Stuff Welcome to our very first giveaway! Exciting, we know. We appreciate our readers and want to thank you for your continued support, so we’re offering the chance to win a sweet gift card! How much is it worth you ask? $50! The only catch is that you should spend…

5 Recycling Statistics That Will Surprise You

Our trash is made up of stuff we commonly use and then throw away, but there are so many other creative things to do instead. The latest figures show a national recycling rate of about 34%. In 2010, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and recycled and composted over 85 million tons of…

How to Properly Recycle Your Green Waste

Below is a guest post by Danielle McAnn, who works in the environmental industry and spends her time educating people about different recycling methods and how to reduce their carbon footprint. When it comes to green waste there seems to be some confusion on just how to recycle and use it right. Green waste includes…

How to Host a Costume Swap for Halloween

Courtesy of GreenHalloween.org National Costume Swap Day is Coming If you are starting to look for a Halloween costume for yourself, or for your kids, there is a fantastic national program to reuse and recycle Halloween costumes. Check out CostumeSwapDay.com for tons of ideas and ways to get involved. So often, a costume will only…

Gilpin Family Whisky: A Golden Recycling Opportunity

Pee-lease Recycle If you like whisky, urine for a surprise. There are lots of types of whisky on the market- Powers Gold and Jameson are two of the more popular Irish brands you may find more of around St. Patrick’s Day. But there’s another way to make whisky, with a little help from the bladder….

Video: Oh Christmas Tree, How Sprite-ly Are Thy Branches

Check out these amazing Christmas trees from around the world, made with recycled materials.

Clever Recycled Gifts for Cyclists

Still looking for gifts for the holidays? Riding a bike is a favorite pastime and mode of transportation for many. It also just so happens that the sustainable reuse of bike parts makes for some really cool gift ideas. Below is a sampling of some great gifts for cyclists that make perfect stocking stuffers or…

Recycle Paper – Part 1

There’s so many different kinds of paper- some is coated with wax or is glossy, some paper is brightly colored, some inky. Do you take it for granted that all sorts of paper, from corrugated cardboard, newspaper, office paper, to craft paper and tissue paper, can all go in the same bin? What about paper…

10 Fun Recycled Stocking Stuffers

Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas Finding gifts made from recycled materials is easy with our handy guide. Part of the fun of recycled products like these is that no two are exactly alike. Use these ideas for stocking stuffers as gifts for him or her, mom or dad- even for awkward office holiday gift exchanges! Help…

A Takeback Program You Wouldn’t Expect

Scarlet Girl Helps You Recycle NOTE: Reader discretion advised. Material in this post is intended for mature audiences and may not be suitable for younger children. So kids, if you’re browsing around on how to recycle toys, this isn’t for you.