Top 5 Recycled Spring Home and Garden Gifts

For when spring has sprung, the days are getting longer, and you just can’t wait to start gardening and playing in the dirt. Choose recycled products to help close the recycling loop and support artists.   Picture this piece on your mantle- handmade by artist Dolan Geiman in Chicago, who is nationally recognized as a…

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…

Recycle Animation

Here’s a neat animation created for a local competition by Michael Moseley.

Leaf Recycling for a Healthy Yard

Rake Less, Save Time, Recycle Leaves Fall is a colorful season of yellows, oranges and reds, and the transition into chilly weather. It also brings piles of leaves! Did you know that yard trimmings and food scraps together make up a quarter of all the waste sent to landfills in the U.S.? It’s silly to…

5 Ways To Make Handy Recycled Fire Starters

Hey happy campers, time put those Girl and Boy Scout skills to use! It’s one thing to grab some dry sticks and newspaper and make a go of starting a fire- it’s another to have really handy recycled fire starters to help get that spark. An on-site supply of dry kindling may be challenging at…

11 Creative Recycled Gift Wrap Ideas

It’s difficult to find wrapping paper that is recycled, or contains any post-consumer content at all. On top of that, recycling wrapping paper gets tricky because it sometimes contains lower grade fibers that don’t recycle easily. Plus, if there are ribbons and bows, glitter, metallic additives or other waxy laminates, these materials often contaminate the…

Bright Idea: Recycle Candles Without Any Fuss

Candles are great for making your space extra festive and cheery, or to give as gifts. Just because a pile of wax is misshapen and used, there’s no need to let it go to waste. Give new life to old candles and recycle and reuse them. It’s surprisingly easy to make your own candles. What…

Game On! Recycling Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Scavenger hunts are fun for all ages. Combine a scavenger hunt with the 3Rs and a fun challenge comes packaged with some hidden bonuses, like learning about recycling and cleaning up old junk. Here are some recycling scavenger hunt ideas to use for Earth Day (Apr 22), National Recycling Day (Nov 15), or any day…

Save Money: Repair Tents and Outdoor Gear

Tent Repair & Other Tips It’s inevitable that your tent, jacket, or other outdoor gear will go through some wear and tear while you’re out having fun backpacking and camping. There’s no need to go out and buy new gear just because your tent or other gear has a small tear or needs basic repair….

Wad It Up Real Tight! Newspaper Recycling at its Finest

10 Ways Newspaper is Recycled Ever hear how the most popular sections of the newspaper are weather and sports, but what about the most interesting newspaper crafts and products? Newspapers are very easy to recycle, as most cities accept them directly in a curbside bin. Newspaper makes for excellent kindling, and many people use it…

How to Make a Recycled Birdbath

Liven Up Your Garden With a Recycled Birdbath There is nothing so peaceful and therapeutic as watching birds splash about in your own garden. Combining recycling with bird watching for a winning combination, so use these helpful tips for an easy DIY spring project. Remember that a birdbath can be shallow- the birds won’t mind….

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…

Infographic: Landfill Facts & How a Landfill Works

If we’re going to teach you how to recycle and what can be recycled, it helps to know a little bit about the alternative, which is sending stuff to a landfill. Modern landfills are a testament to how we manage our waste, but we still recommend sending less to them by learning how to recycle….

Taking On the Car Seat Recycling Challenge

Something every parent should know: It is unsafe to use a child’s car seat past its expiration date. Even if you barely use the safety seat, the plastic wears down and it no longer functions safely, so car seats have a general lifespan anywhere from 4-10 years. A car seat is also not effective if…

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…