Monthly Archives: August 2011

Join the “Put a Cork in it” Collection Drive

Drink Wine and Recycle

Corks, 3:1 aspect ratio
Creative Commons License photo credit: Claudio Matsuoka

It’s a fine time to enjoy some wine, and you’ll be helping to give used material a second life if you do!

The California Wine Club is conducting a nationwide cork drive in partnership with ReCORK.org. The program gives you an easy way to return corks with postage covered by The Club so they can be turned into something useful, like shoes or flooring. That’s right, you don’t even have to pay to send your corks!Continue Reading

5 Creatively Recycled Notebooks

A Roundup of Our Favorite Recycled Notebooks For back to school or anytime to help stay organized or keep a journal, here are some great and creatively recycled notebooks. Did you know that a piece of paper can be recycled five to seven times before the fibers are too short to be used again? Besides…Continue Reading

A Flip Flop Story

Check out the amazing, colorful result of lost flip flops that travel hundreds of miles across the sea. Read more about recycling sandals and flip flops to learn where you can send your unwanted sandals and flip flops to be recycled, plus a cool whale sculpture that teaches about marine pollution and its effects on…Continue Reading

The Art of Recycling Phone Books

Artist Transforms Old Phone Books Most of us have gotten a phone book dropped off at our business or residence. In fact, every year, more than 500 million telephone books are distributed nationwide- enough paper to circle the earth 4 times! Luckily, your phone book is 100% recyclable. An old phone book can be reused,…Continue Reading