Fun Recycled Easter Crafts

Easter Bunnies & Chicks from Recycled Materials Get ready for a festive egg hunt for Easter! As we all know, Easter egg hunts don’t happen without the mysterious collaboration between rabbits and chickens, so to help you prepare, here are some great examples of recycled Easter bunny and chick crafts. If you’re searching through the…

How to Survive Your Awkward Office Holiday Party

Are you stuck at an office job that you don’t like, but the economy is so lousy that you’re obliged to stay? Pretending to care is hard work, and you’re not alone. You are also probably obligated to attend an awkward office gift exchange. You’ve all drawn names (lucky you for getting the frumpy accounting…

Recycling Oyster Shells

Pearls of Recycling Wisdom Last weekend, the fastest women and men in the U.S. competed to become this year’s National Oyster Shucking Champions at the St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival in Maryland. The best part- all those empty oyster shells can be recycled. Yes, oyster shells can be recycled! Did you know that oyster shell…

Recycle Plastic Pill Bottles and Get Rewards

We recently received an email asking how the little brown plastic bottles that pharmacies use to package prescriptions can be recycled, especially if a local government recycling program will not take them. Fear not! There doesn’t have to be more waste. Take a look at the bottom of your plastic medicine or prescription bottle and…

Snacktastic: Compostable Chip Bags

Less Litter Have you heard about the compostable bag that SunChips released earlier this year? Or, more likely, you’ve heard it- the bag is really loud…like 90+ decibels loud. A Facebook group called “SORRY BUT I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THIS SUN CHIPS BAG” has more than 40,000 fans. Besides this, uh, setback, what is…

Recycling Old Appliances Is Easy Peasy!

Lucky for us, a vast infrastructure has been developed around the recycling of appliances, so you can recycle many items responsibly, even if the appliance is no longer working. A typical appliance is about 75% steel or iron and that metal can be recycled. For example, washing machines, toaster ovens, dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, stove…

World-Famous Recycling Dogs

Tired of the same old game of fetch? A Labrador named Tubby garnered much attention after gaining entry into the Guinness World Records under the unique “Most bottles recycled by a dog” category. By sniffing them out on his walks, Tubby has helped to recycle tens of thousands of plastic bottles- 26,000 bottles over six…

Waste Less, Ditch Disposable Razors

We’ve covered hundreds of ways to reduce waste in your every day activities, and now we’re going to talk about disposable razors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each year 2 billion disposable razors are thrown away. Use our recycling tips to do you part and help decrease this number. A pack of disposable…

In-jean-ious Ideas to Recycle Your Blue Jeans

It’s great to give jeans away to charity if they, uh, no longer fit for one reason or another. Probably because they are too big, because of all the exercising and healthy diet, right? From potholders made of pockets to recycled pencils- even quilts, there’s plenty of other crafty things you can do with denim….

Trashion Shows are All the Rage

A dress made of Capri Sun halves and a plastic trash bag, a chic cocktail dress made from coffee filters, another dress made of 2-liter soda bottles…bubble wrap pasties- what IS this? It can only mean one thing: A Trashion Show! Who says you have to go out and buy yards of expensive fabric? Trashion…

10 New Year’s Recycling Resolution Ideas

The start of a new year brings a fresh slate. The years keep falling by, and with them opportunities for change. With any New Year’s resolution, you have to keep focused. How many of you go to the gym during the first week of January to find it packed with people who have set their…

How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

Below is a guest post by Uma Campbell, a freelance writer from Southern California who loves writing about home decor and home design trends. The concept of recycling and reusing old items is beneficial for the environment, your health, the health of the world, and your wallet. Being willing to forgo new items for secondhand…

Guilt-Free Green Shipping With USPS

Ship It, Ship It Good ‘Tis the season to reflect on those that make our lives a little better and appreciate what they do for us. While you may not especially enjoy waiting in line at the post office, hoping that all of the good holiday stamps aren’t gone, here are some great reasons to…

Recycled Recycling Receptacles!

Have you ever pondered the irony in recycling items in a bin that was not made from recycled materials? Before you let your mind spiral into the paradoxical abyss that is using virgin materials to help recycle, read this guest article by Carla Kostiak of Busch Systems. The Benefit of Buying Bins Made with Recycled…

Shred Those Pounds (Of Paper!)

Community Shredding Events After tax season, you may realize how many boxes of papers you have sitting around. Since security is an issue, remember that shredding documents that have bank and credit card information helps prevent identity theft. Paper shredding events provide residents and business owners an opportunity to discard their sensitive documents safely. Besides…