The REX House Project: Recycling an Entire Old Home

Imagine taking an old, dilapidated house, one with a crumbling foundation, rotting floors, crusty windows, stinking carpet, rusty water heater and old kitchen appliances and attempting to find a use for it all. Shannon Quimby took this on as the biggest reuse (or save it) challenges of her career, and found a way to literally…

Unorthodox Recycled Art: The Corrugated Mosaics of Luci Lytle

Cardboard Art Luci Lytle has been collecting recycled and found materials for ages. Her studio is lined with floor to ceiling shelves full of boxes. Labels specify the contents: Rusty Metal, Not Rusty Metal, Ribbon/Yarn/String, Maps, Plastic Things, Copper, Small Paper Scraps, Medium Paper, Mesh, Paper Tubes, Beads, Electronic Parts. For Lytle, “Recycling is the…

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….

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled

It’s My Bag, Baby Many people have asked, can plastic bags be recycled? Have you ever stopped to think about how many plastic bags pass through your hands on a weekly basis? Perhaps you already have some reusable bags for market shopping, but what about a quick trip to the drug store, your take out…

First-ever Reuse Conference: ReuseConex!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It’s the first thing that most of us think of when we see the recycling symbol. Obviously recycling gets a lot of coverage here at RecycleScene. Reuse is not necessarily an alternative to recycling, but a very important step in the recycling process. It’s what should happen (over and over again) to…

Recycling Solar Panels is Double Green

Solar panels provide a way to harness the clean, renewable heat energy of the sun, but producing and recycling them poses unique challenges. By end of 2011, 5 million tons of photovoltaic (PV) modules had been installed in Europe alone and will enter the waste stream in the next 10 to 30 years. Because of…

Spooky Homemade Halloween Decorations

How to Make Recycled Halloween Decorations Reusing an old bed sheet for a ghost costume is classic, but there are other ways to reduce, reuse and recycle using stuff found around your house. You’ve got stuff at home already that you may not have thought about, so read on to save money with recycled decorations…

Super Bowl & Beyond: Recycling Tips For Sporting Events

Ok, Huddle Up People like to have parties and drink during the Super Bowl. Nationwide, 650 million beverage containers are sold over the big game weekend. And let’s not forget about the biggest topic of conversation- the commercials… Some of you may remember the Anheuser-Busch TV ads during a previous year’s Super Bowl. One Bud…

$25 Gift Card Giveaway – Enter Now!

Celebrate Earth Month with Free Stuff We’re hosting another giveaway! We continue appreciate our readers and want to thank you for your continued support, so we’re offering the chance to win another sweet gift card! How much is it worth you ask? $25! We still appreciate if you spend it on something recycled. Just in…

Can You Recycle Pizza Boxes

There’s a lot of confusion about whether or not you can recycle pizza boxes. They’re made of cardboard and they have a recycle symbol on them, so what’s the problem right? The Trouble With Recycling Pizza Boxes Well, have you noticed how oil separates from water? That’s part of why used pizza boxes can’t be…

The First R is Reduce

Reducing the amount you consume and the waste that you generate is often considered the most sustainable option. When you practice reduce, you use less energy and materials, and as a consequence, less stuff needs to be manufactured. This reduces the need for recycling, but also for packaging, transportation, cleaning, disposal, and a bunch other…

Cute DIY Homemade Valentines

Beet Stencil and Stamp Whether it’s for a friend, your mom, your niece or nephew, or your one true love, quick DIY Valentines can’t be beet! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about flowers and romance. It could just be a day to let someone you love know that you care. Simple gestures like this…

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…

Recycle Your Bra

October is Bra Recycling Month! When you take a bag of old clothes to a thrift store for donation, do you think to throw in your old bras or undergarments? These items may seem a bit too personal, or you may think it unlikely that they’ll be repurchased. Well here’s a great way to recycle…

Hotels Made from Planes, Trains and Trash

If you’re going to be staying in hotels for vacation or business- why not stay in recycled style? These accommodations are decidedly unique, with their construction materials having been rescued from the trash and decked out for a memorable night’s stay. With their interiors cleaned out and refurbished, these lodging options are also exciting attractions….