4 Ways to Upcycle an Old Door

Below is a guest post by Gregg Titon, a marketing assistant at Oakwood Doors. With years of experience working in the home improvement industry, he is passionate about new trends and styles and working them into home decor. You may have heard the word “upcycle” being used fairly regularly at the moment, but it was…

Simple Ways to Reuse and Recycle Pantyhose

Most women realize that pantyhose and tights have a short life span. Once they’re worn out, most of the time they end up in the trash, but there is a better alternative: You are able to recycle pantyhose with No nonsense, a North Carolina-based Legwear and intimate apparel manufacturer. The program is not just for…

Save the Date, Recycle Calendars

Another year come and gone, and with it comes the time to change out that paper organization tool- the calendar. Lucky you were gifted that rustic farm equipment enthusiast calendar, but don’t trash last year’s “Kittens of the World” just yet. Here are some ideas for reusing and recycling old calendars. That’s so 1984 For…

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….

Top 5 Benefits of Recycling

Most people are on board with practicing reduce reuse recycle. We’ve been providing tips on how to recycle all kinds of everyday items. What can be recycled? Just about anything! We recently received an email wondering about some recycling basics, like why should we recycle at all. We’ve compiled a list of the benefits of…

Make Your Own Soda and Reduce Waste

Is SodaStream Worth It? There are other brands of home soda machines available, but most people have heard of the SodaStream. This brand claims to have saved the use of nearly 3 billion plastic bottles and counting. There’s a lot that has been said about the consumption of bottled beverages- a LOT. In one year,…

Recycled Recycling Receptacles!

Have you ever pondered the irony in recycling items in a bin that was not made from recycled materials? Before you let your mind spiral into the paradoxical abyss that is using virgin materials to help recycle, read this guest article by Carla Kostiak of Busch Systems. The Benefit of Buying Bins Made with Recycled…

Sensational Shutters: 4 Creative Ways to Upcycle Wooden Shutters

Below is a guest article by Nathan Clarke, a professional guest blogger writing on behalf of a supplier of wooden shutters (whose website can be found here). He writes about some novel ways to get a bit more out of shoddy shutters! Why recycle when upcycling is so much more fun and rewarding? There’s nothing…

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…

A Takeback Program You Wouldn’t Expect

Scarlet Girl Helps You Recycle NOTE: Reader discretion advised. Material in this post is intended for mature audiences and may not be suitable for younger children. So kids, if you’re browsing around on how to recycle toys, this isn’t for you.

8 Recycling Programs You Didn’t Know Existed

Recycling can be confusing, but we’re here to help! There’s a lot of stuff to deal with in your daily life, and there’s little time for figuring out what item goes in which bin. Many people want to recycle but don’t know where to take their items. If you’re concerned about waste and want to…

Lower Your Bills with an Energy Audit

If you haven’t heard of a home energy audit, you’re missing out. An energy audit is often the first step to creating an energy efficient home. You’re probably always looking for ways to save money on your everyday expenses, but the energy efficiency of your home is often overlooked. Energy audits are performed by professionals,…

Recycled Content: What Does That Mean?

Making Sense of Recycled Marketing Claims Hey responsible shoppers! I’m absolutely confident that RecycleScene readers try and choose products made with as much recycled content as possible when shopping, right? Well it’s always nice to know that when products say they’re made with recycled content, they’re…um… actually made with recycled content! That’s where the Federal…

10 Helpful Ways Pet Owners Can Recycle

If you love your pet and also love recycling, this article is for you! Whether you own a fish, dogs, cats, birds or find your house to be a small zoo, having a pet sometimes means generating a lot of garbage. By planning ahead and using these tips, you’ll cut the amount of waste by…

Where to Recycle Vacuum Cleaners

We’ve covered a ton of national recycling programs, each one set up for different items, but all geared toward making the most of the stuff we use. Innovative recycling programs recognize there’s no need to send something useful to be buried in a landfill, and most of the time provide you with something more for…