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….

Infographic: The Plastic Bag Ban Worldwide

While plastic bags are reusable and convenient, less than 5% are recycled and instead end up floating away from landfills and littering streets, beaches, rivers and oceans. The long and short of it is that the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean has increased 100-fold during the past 40 years. The infographic below looks…

Can Your Garbage Generate Electricity?

Waste-to-Energy Infographic What do we mean by waste-to-energy? This term describes the process of creating energy such as heat or electricity from the burning of waste. Waste-to-energy is a form of energy recovery, and it is another way to utilize our garbage instead of placing it in a landfill. Modern facilities manage to keep pollution…

Sea Glass: Colorful Recycling By The Sea

What is Sea Glass There are many ways to celebrate recycling in nature, but the process of glass being shaped and recycled by the ocean is one of the most artful. Sometimes referred to as the tears of mermaids, sea glass is glass that has been tumbled and smoothed by the action of sand, waves,…

Mascots Bring Recycling Spirit Nationwide

They wave. They dance. They wear big shoes and gloves and remind everyone that Recycling is Awesome. Civic and waste management leaders around the country put their heads together to come up with recycling mascots to encourage us to recycle. Their task is to come up with something fun and easily recognizable to become well-known…

The Time to Recycle is Meow

Fun Ways How to Recycle Wine Corks

Put a cork in it- As long as “it” is not a landfill! How many natural cork wine stoppers are sold into the world market each year? According to ReCORK by Amorim – 13 billion! Now learn how to recycle wine corks creatively. How to Recycle Wine Corks The ReCORK program obtains used and surplus…

15 Must-Read Books About Recycling

Reduce Recycle Reread Books about recycling make great gifts or stocking stuffers for those who want to take the 3 Rs to the next level. Here are some excellent books for those new or old hat at recycling, recycled crafts, and green thinkers. From creative reuse projects or teaching kids about recycling, to interesting explorations…

The Only Guide to Cell Phone Recycling You’ll Ever Need

The EPA’s National Cell Phone Recycling Week in 2010 initially kicked off a program that is still going strong, with more info and how to sign up here. This effort is to encourage citizens to recycle their cell phones and increase awareness about the importance doing so. Even back in 2003, the Wireless Association CTIA made a…

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….

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…

Zero Waste Campaign Picks Up 200,000+ Pounds of Trash

Project Road Side Litter Pick Up Team: Go! The nation’s first coast-to-coast road side litter pick up team completed its journey, but there’s still plenty of work being done. A small group of volunteers made their way across the nation, picking up litter and spreading the word about zero waste. The objective to encourage zero…

5 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Skis

Reducing impact isn’t only about wearing a helmet and knee pads. If you want to get some great equipment for your winter sports needs, renting or buying used are good options. By doing so, you will not only save money in the long run, you also reduce the need for new resources while increasing demand…

Clever Recycled Gifts for Cyclists

Still looking for gifts for the holidays? Riding a bike is a favorite pastime and mode of transportation for many. It also just so happens that the sustainable reuse of bike parts makes for some really cool gift ideas. Below is a sampling of some great gifts for cyclists that make perfect stocking stuffers or…

Recycling Awards Offer Cash Prizes, Save Tons of Paper

AF&PA Recycling Awards Honor Best Paper Savers The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presents annual Recycling Awards to honor those that do a majorly awesome job of recycling. Each year, the AF&PA will recognize a business, a community, and a school, K-12. The goal to is to recover 60 percent of the paper consumed…