The Best Recycled Christmas Ornaments

Decorate With Recycled Christmas Ornaments If you’re looking for recycled Christmas gifts, ornaments are perfect. They’re easy, often very pretty, and can be personalized. Christmas ornaments from recycled materials are usually one-of-a-kind, so here’s some great choices. We’re starting this collection of great recycled Christmas ornaments with the best of the best: elephant poop. For…

How to Recycle Old Toothbrushes

For When Not Recycling Makes You Bristle Toothbrushes are just one of those items that need to be replaced frequently- it’s just the way it is. Here are some ways to reduce the waste created by this necessity and show you some cool ways to recycle old toothbrushes. In addition, the purchase of recycled toothbrushes…

Recycle Magazines Into Home Decor & More

Many curbside recycling programs accept magazines along with office paper and newspapers. Another common way to reuse magazines is clipping out pictures to create a collage image, which is usually hung up as a poster or used to decorate gifts. Those are great uses, but we’re here to take recycling magazines to the next level….

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…

Your Guide to Holiday Recycling

Holiday Recycling Tips With all the parties, food and gifts during the holidays, more garbage is produced in December than any other time of the year. Follow a few simple holiday recycling tips from RecycleScene to help reduce, reuse and recycle, and balance waste and trash with creativity and conservation. Batteries Rechargeable batteries are a…

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…

5 Reasons to Ditch Bottled Water

Below is a guest article by Robbie Reddy, who works with Bibo Water which produces a hi-tech home water filtration system working to eliminate the need for environmentally unfriendly plastic water bottles. Costly in multiple ways, bottled water is becoming obsolete. It takes a toll on the environment and on your wallet, while leaving a…

Green Gaming – Play Video Games & Go Green

Playing video games uses a lot more electricity than you might have thought. More than 40% of all homes in the U.S. have at least one video game console, with sales growing each year. Between 2002 and 2007, more than 62 million video game consoles were sold in the U.S. alone. The energy consumed by…

5 Ways to Reuse Broken Ornaments

It’s inevitable that a few glass ornaments will be broken by the end of the holidays. If you’re lucky and nothing was broken after you brought it down from storage, things tend to get damaged by the time they’re removed from the tree. The worst case scenario is that you were powerless to watch as…

Relax While You Reduce Reuse Recycle

Relax in a Recycled Hammock Time to add a little R&R to the 3Rs of reduce reuse recycle that we know so well. Why not take a little nap in a recycled eco hammock? We’ve already covered cool clothing and graduation gowns made from recycled plastic bottles in previous posts, and now even hammocks have…

Can You Recycle Styrofoam? – Yes!

Recycle Styrofoam & Achieve Awesomeness Trying to recycle Syrofoam is a pain. Also known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), when this material is burned, it creates a toxic ash. If it’s landfilled, the stuff never breaks down. With the holiday season especially, there’s an avalanche of it surrounding our gifts and arriving at our doorsteps. Polystyrene’s…

How to Recycle Laptop Battery

Having longer-life rechargeable batteries is better than regular batteries, but even those eventually die- even the one in your laptop. Even though it may be the inspiration for such great Simpsons characters such as Blinky the three-eyed fish, hazardous chemicals leaking into groundwater is not cool, so don’t chuck batteries in the garbage because there are plenty of places that will recycle your laptop battery, or other rechargeable batteries. Recovered materials can be used to make new products, such as new rechargeable batteries and stainless steel products. When you reach the point where you must get rid of your rechargeable battery, stop, drop, and roll your batteries to a responsible locale.

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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…

Recycle Cassette Tapes Like A Pro

With the news that Sony stopped producing Walkmans, it’s time to reflect on the now outdated media format many of us grew up on. In recent years, I’ve even come across some audio tape gems at my local thrift store. For a couple quarters, the atmosphere in my car was filled with the dulcet voice…

Computer Disposal and Recycling- Part 2

This 3-Part series on e-waste explains how to recycle old computers. Part 1 covered donating and takeback programs, but there are other ways to find recyclers too. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has put together ecyclingcentral.com to recycle everything that their 2,000 members (companies in the consumer technology industry) produce. When you type in your…