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…

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…

Vintage Valentines We Love

While flowers, expensive dinners and horse-drawn carriage rides might be on some wish lists this Valentine’s Day, we at RecycleScene look forward to Valentine’s Day for a very different reason- the puns. What other holiday embraces terrible puns like Valentine’s Day? Even Lisa Simpson found that a card with a pun can be a powerful…

Sip Through This: Reusable Straws

Sipping a milkshake, soda or refreshing iced tea or coffee through a straw is the best, but millions of straws are thrown away each day in the U.S., adding up to billions over the course of a year. You don’t have to give up straws altogether to be less wasteful. Instead of single-use, disposable plastic…

8 Precycling Ideas That Help Save Money

Be a Precycling Champion Recycling is great, but it doesn’t take care of all our problems. Preventing waste before it happens is a practice known as precycling, and small actions really add up. Between 1960 and 2008, the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day. The…

Recycle Old TVs Responsibly

“If your working television sits on top of your non-working television, you might be a redneck.”  -Jeff Foxworthy As with recycling computers, a great option for many used electronics (and in many cases a better option than recycling) is to donate them. If your TV no longer works, instead of extracting more copper, steel, aluminum…

Blood Recycling Saves Lives

When you drop items off at a thrift store, it’s a good feeling; you know a second life is in store for something you no longer wanted. Now imagine donating something else a little more personal and getting free juice and delicious cookies! There’s a bit more involved, but donating blood is a way of…

$50 Gift Card Giveaway – Enter Now!

Start Your Summer with Free Stuff Welcome to our very first giveaway! Exciting, we know. We appreciate our readers and want to thank you for your continued support, so we’re offering the chance to win a sweet gift card! How much is it worth you ask? $50! The only catch is that you should spend…

The Recycle of Life

It’s not easy coming to terms with your own recyclability. For more, check out We the Robots.

Reduce Reuse Recycle With a Materials Exchange

Where You Can Find Everything and the Kitchen Sink! In a materials exchange program, surplus construction materials and industrial raw materials find new homes and new use. Most exchange programs are online databases, like Craigslist for industrial stuff, where people connect online to offer or find surplus stuff for sale. Some materials exchange programs are…

Taking Recycling Aluminum to the Next Level

Red Bull Art of Can Inspires Creative Recycling The Red Bull Art of Can is an international call for creativity, and people find the most amazing ways to recycle and reuse aluminum cans for their creations. Each entry must use a silver and blue Red Bull can as the primary material, with little other restrictions….

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…

Helpful Packing Tips for Moving

Let’s face it: moving generates a lot of trash! Whether you are relocating to a different city, buying a home, or downsizing into a smaller living space, it’s common to end up throwing away old stuff and buying a bunch of new items. It might seem more convenient to just rent a dumpster and be…

Fit to Be Tied: Recycle Shoelaces

It was a proud moment when you first learned to tie your own shoelaces, but now you probably only take notice when someone tells you they’re untied. Well we don’t want to trip you to get your attention, but here’s some tips you can use for the next time your shoelaces need to be replaced….

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…