Cans For Cash For Critters

For zoo lovers, here’s a neat recycling program: the non-profit Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) Cans for Cash for Critters. This recycling challenge is open to schools, families, youth groups and companies and will help the Milwaukee County Zoo. The title of the program mentions cans in its name, but participants can go well beyond…

Save Turtles and Birds With Fishing Line Recycling

Gone Recyclin’ Simple measures taken at your favorite fishing spot, launch ramp or marina helps protect wildlife, and you can help. Take part in recycle programs all around the U.S. to help keep discarded fishing line out of our waterways- for reels! Most fishing line is made of a material called monofilament, which is a…

Recycle for Cash – It’s Easy!

There are tons of ways to recycle for cash, and we’re going to make sure you don’t miss out on any. When most people think of recycling for cash, the more “normal stuff” comes to mind, such as glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum cans. It’s pretty common for people to save these items in a…

Save Money With StuffPal’s New Facebook App

Small Steps That Reduce Waste In today’s day and age most people have their own personal media library consisting of DVDs, books, and videogames. While many of us tend to borrow and lend items among our network of friends, there really hasn’t been an organized, systematic and simple way to manage the whole borrowing and…

Make Your Own Cheesy Recycled Fireplace

Step One: Cut a Hole in a Box One thing about business cards-they tend to get old quickly. Maybe your office moves or you change jobs, or in some cases a small typo ruins the whole batch. What to do with your old business cards? Never fear- with a bit of creative energy, you can…

Recycle Bras For a Cause This October

Recycling For Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness For the entire month, traditionally dedicated to Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness, The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company based in Arizona, will be collecting recycled bras nationwide to help women. The Bra Recyclers collected over 7,000 bras during the first annual Bra Recycling Month last…

16+ Fun Ways to Recycle Old Socks

Give Old Socks a Higher Purpose Every now and then, some creative ideas transcend the normal boundaries of cuteness. Projects in the book Socks Appeal really rip a seam into a new dimension of cute. Whatever you do, definitely do NOT toss your worn out socks. Instead, find all sorts of great tutorials on how to…

Support a Culture of Recycling

100% Recycled Paper at Paper Culture Every now and again, a company will practice the mantra reduce, reuse and recycle and it will make us stop and really listen. At Paper Culture, there are personalized stationery products for all types of life events and holidays. What sets them apart is that unlike some companies, their…

Make Recycling Fun on Earth Day

Earth Day Projects & Activities We’re used to throwing materials to be recycled in boxes and blue bins, and that is a great way to live the reduce, reuse and recycle mantra. Of course adding creativity into the mix makes things even better. There’s simplicity in reusing and creating as a daily practice that’s important…

Sweet Aluminum Can Recycling Ideas

Did you know that you can finish your can of soda or beer, then buy another a few months later and it may be the same aluminum? Aluminum is the only packaging material that more than covers the cost of collection and re-processing for itself. It makes sense, then, that aluminum cans are one of…

Plastic Recycling Numbers – Part 2

For PETE’s Sake! You’ve read about what those little plastic recycling numbers mean- how about what are they recycled into? Remember from Part 1 that The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) developed the resin identification code to provide a consistent national system to facilitate recycling of post-consumer plastics. Those numbers 1-7 on the bottom…

DIY Projects & More with Homegrown Collective

Thanks to David Soref for this post about our affiliate partner, Homegrown Collective. Tempted to try your hand at homesteading? Maybe grow your own bean and broccoli sprouts, make echinacea and St. John’s wort tinctures, or brew up your own batch of kombucha? DIY projects like these can be fun, empowering, and economical ways of…

Crappy Gift Ideas – Recycled Poop

Recycle the sh** out of it! It’s widely known that manure is used as fertilizer for healthy crops, but after nature calls, few people realize the potential of other types of waste. It’s a serious fecal matter. If you’re looking for a great gift for someone, of any age, at any time, we recommend the…

Top 5 Recycled Valentine’s Day Gifts

Spread the Recycle Love The search for the perfect Valentines gift is on! This Valentine’s Day, choose gifts that are made from recycled materials. They are usually much more unique than the assortment of white teddy bears found at supermarkets, and help preserve our precious, precious planet. Thoughtful gifts like the ones highlighted below last…

30+ Projects for Recycling T-Shirts

Grab your scissors! It’s time to get down and shirty with some great DIY ideas recycling T-shirts. Old T-shirts are great to donate to thrift stores once you’ve outgrown them, but only if they’re in good condition. It’s the same situation that we talked about with recycling socks- you’ve got to be creative if items…