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….

The Story Behind Secondhand Something

If you like to practice reduce reuse recycle, that includes donating to and purchasing items from thrift stores. Instead of using resources to manufacture new goods, your money will go towards the cost of running the shop, whether it be Salvation Army, Goodwill or any other local organization with a charitable mission. Along those lines,…

Second Hand

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8 Great Recycled Gifts for Kids

Teaching kids about where things come from, where they go, and what happens to them when you throw them away is one of the most important lessons. Recycled toys are part of this learning process, so take a look at this sampling of some fun gifts for kids. A small amount of your purchase through…

Recycled Crafts for the 4th of July

Red, White and Blue, and Recycling Too! Corrugated artist Mark Langan wants to inspire you to recycle. Take a look at his amazing works that transform cardboard into unbelievable sculptures at www.langanart.com. Now take a look at some of the very creative ways you can decorate for Independence Day. Wreaths make great decorations for doors,…

Are Balloons Recyclable? Yes…

Is Recycling Full of Hot Air? New Year’s Eve, birthday parties, graduation, gestures of goodwill after you unwittingly forget your nephew at the supermarket–there are a lot of uses for balloons. But what about after the celebrations are over and the balloons are no longer flying high? Like most issues when it comes to recycling,…

Rain or Shine: Recycle Umbrellas

Umbrellas! They’re so handy and functional (and indispensable depending on where you live) until one small thing breaks. But before you throw that broken umbrella away, there are a few things you can do to recycle, reuse, or repair! Repair It Depending on how your umbrella has broken, it might be an easy fix: If…

Recycling In Plane Sight: Sea-Tac Airport’s Smart Program

Do you think about recycling when you travel? With the first big travel day of the holiday season upon us, here’s a look at an airport recycling model to get excited about. From bottles and cans to coffee grounds and cooking oil, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) knows how to reduce its environmental footprint and…

10 Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas

Your Thanksgiving Table the 3R Way Who says you can’t decorate on a budget? You don’t have to break the bank to make your Thanksgiving table elegant and festive, while reducing waste at the same time. Let nature be your supply store- anything you need is growing or falling around you for free. Reusing items…

Raise Your E-waste Recycling Awareness

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How to Recycle Old Crayons

Recycling Starts in Nooks and Crayon-nies Think about all those broken crayons in classroom corners, under kid-menu providing restaurant tables- used, dejected- worn down to small nubs, a distant cry from their former crayoniness (We had to make my spellchecker add that word). Now there is a place out there for all those crayon nubbins-…

Reuse, Reduce, Rumble!

Take THAT, Trash Can The Adobe Foundation promotes Adobe Youth Voices, a program that strives to empower young people to “Create with Purpose.” Digital tools are used for creative expressions about issues important to them. Check out this excellent stop motion animation they made:

Mulch Ado About Nothing

Adding mulch to your garden beds and lawn will help you reduce the amount of water you use, and help plants survive the hotter months. Even during other times of the year, or if you get plenty of precipitation, conserving resources and energy is a good practice. With good soil, your garden will grow and…

What To Do With Old Underwear

Knickers. Skivvies. Undies. Drawers. Tighty whities. Whatever you call it, recycling underwear is a challenge. People wonder if it’s hygienic to donate them and are looking for ways to avoid throwing old pairs of underwear into a landfill. Luckily, underwear can be recycled. As we covered in our post about recycling socks, the EPA estimates…

Beautiful Paintings Made From Rescued House Paint

Cassandra Tondro creates colorful abstract paintings using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centers in the Los Angeles area. Paint that would otherwise go to waste is instead artfully put to use as a green art medium. A full-time working artist since 2001, Tondro cites that the values she adopted during the 1960s…