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…

5 Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

That is NOT just an empty toilet paper roll- It is a whole new project waiting to happen! Toilet paper roll crafts are so easy to do, and are a great way to recycle cardboard paper. You’re essentially adding materials such as pipe cleaner or construction paper to the empty toilet paper roll for a…

Reduce Reuse Recycle & Other Rs

If you practice the 3 Rs of reduce reuse recycle, you know that reduce is arguably the first and most important R. When your strategy is to reduce, you save an amount of energy and materials. As a consequence, less stuff needs to be manufactured. This reduces the need for recycling, but also for packaging,…

Save Money: Repair Tents and Outdoor Gear

Tent Repair & Other Tips It’s inevitable that your tent, jacket, or other outdoor gear will go through some wear and tear while you’re out having fun backpacking and camping. There’s no need to go out and buy new gear just because your tent or other gear has a small tear or needs basic repair….

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…

Battery Recycling – Part 2

According to the Batteries Plus website, they recycle these types of spent batteries: “lead acid (Pb) batteries used in cars, trucks and emergency lighting, Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries used in cordless phones, cordless tools and two way radios, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries used in camcorders, bar code scanners and digital cameras, Lithium Ion (Li…

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…

Get Credit For Broken Hockey Sticks

Give Used Hockey Sticks a Second Chance Every now and again, a recycling program sticks out, and we’d like to highlight HockeyGreen, an initiative of Total Hockey, that provides players with an incentive to recycle their used, broken and unwanted composite hockey sticks instead of just throwing them away. The program is relatively new, with…

Recycle Invaders

I wanted to share this video by Thiago Maia, a Brazilian director, designer and animator. Enjoy!

Your Party Recycling Guide

Whether it’s a holiday or just for fun, it’s great to have friends over and host a party. Here are a few simple ideas on how to reduce, reuse and recycle at your next get-together. Save money, time, energy and work towards zero waste- all during one party! Choose items that you can easily recycle….

Computer Disposal and Recycling – Part 1

Find Out How U Can Recycle a CPU What do you mean this Commodore 64 can’t find my wireless network?! Even if they are old and outdated, there’s no need to have working machines end up in the trash. Those computer parts can be reused or refurbished for schools and other organizations. Besides the obvious…

Don’t Bin It, Recycle It

Via: Recycle.co.uk

Go Fly A Recycled Kite

Where There Is a Wind, There’s A Way All throughout the year, wherever you find a good breeze and open space, you will find kite enthusiasts and kite festivals. From simple diamonds to fantastic creature kites, even high speed stunt kites- be sure to keep your eyes on the sky for some high flying fun….

Smart Uses for Wood Ash

Don’t Trash Your Ash Sipping cocoa by the fire on chilly days is the best. After you’ve enjoyed the warmth and comforting glow of the fire, ashes, like other small things, start to add up. Wood ashes contain phosphorous, potassium and small amounts of other good stuff for plants. The best time to apply wood…

Tons of Reasons for Recycling Gold Rings

If You Like It, Put a Recycled Ring On It Sometimes recycling is the clear option, not only to reduce waste, but because it’s easy and the quality of the resulting product is the same as if new materials were used. A recycled gold ring is not just a sensible and responsible choice to show…