The Right Recycling Bin for Everything

Ever forget which bin it goes in? This video will help! It’s great to be able to laugh at yourself a little. Seriously though, we wish we had those periwinkle bins. Which bin would you like to have?

Video: Time to Recycle

Thanks to the Bombay Design House for this inventive stop-motion animation, with its message that there’s a lot of fun things to be made out of everyday junk.

How to Get Rid of Old Medications

Drug Takeback And Recycling Programs Your old, unused, expired medications and over-the-counter pills should be thrown away responsibly. Wastewater treatment plants are designed to remove human waste, not pharmaceutical drugs, and though landfills are usually managed well, drugs still leach into surrounding groundwater and rivers. Therefore your options are clear: Don’t flush old drugs and…

Raise Your Glass For Recycle Glass Month

Nationwide Activities Help Recycle Glass The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) recognizes September as Glass Recycle Month. During September, GPI and its member companies are holding nationwide activities and events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. So far, it looks like it’s working: Glass recycling increased from 750,000 tons in 1980 to more than…

Recycling: Now In A Theater Near You

With more and more movies offered in 3D each year (over 30 major films scheduled to be released in 3D in 2011), you have probably experienced this craze for yourself. Ingeniously, theaters and 3D eyewear makers have planned the reuse/recycling of 3D glasses into the system. With well-marked bins right outside the auditorium doors, collection…

A Nutty Way to Clean Your Clothes

Save Money with Laundry Detergent Alternative When shopping for a laundry detergent, many shoppers choose brands without a long list of chemicals or petroleum-based products. While reading a label, you might come across terms such as “optical brightener” or “surfactants.” Although these ingredients may sound scientific, sometimes they’re not the best for your skin or…

Half a Dozen Uses for Eggshells

For when you need a little “egg-stra” help to reduce, reuse and recycle. Compost Along with your coffee grounds, newspaper, kitchen scraps and grass clippings, eggshells will break down in your compost and add nutrients to your gardening soil. Amazing Ornaments Go blow some eggs! It’s a technique that requires a bit of patience, where…

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….

5 Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

That is NOT just an empty toilet paper roll- It is a whole new project waiting to happen! Toilet paper roll crafts are so easy to do, and are a great way to recycle cardboard paper. You’re essentially adding materials such as pipe cleaner or construction paper to the empty toilet paper roll for a…

Extraordinary Art Made with Jelly Beans

Painter and illustrator Kristen Cumings was commissioned by Jelly Belly Candy Company to produce eight new pieces of jelly bean art for a collection entitled Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Confectionary Art, which debuted in 2011. The collection replicates world-famous paintings like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Da Vinci’s…

Return of RecycleMania, 2012 Edition

Hey college students, get ready to start saving up those 100% legally purchased and responsibly consumed alcoholic beverage cans and bottles, because RecycleMania kicks off on February 6, 2012. Each year colleges and universities from across the U.S. and Canada compete in this 8-week long tournament to reduce and recycle waste on campus. Going For…

Can You Recycle Shredded Paper & More

Recycling Paper – Part 2 This article will help you become familiar with some of the trickier types of paper that you can recycle, and common questions that come up about recycling paper. See Recycling Paper – Part 1 of the recycling paper series to learn about some of the issues surrounding sustainable forest management…

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….

Crappy Gift Ideas – Recycled Poop

Recycle the sh** out of it! It’s widely known that manure is used as fertilizer for healthy crops, but after nature calls, few people realize the potential of other types of waste. It’s a serious fecal matter. If you’re looking for a great gift for someone, of any age, at any time, we recommend the…

What Can You NOT Recycle- Or Can You?

We have covered hundreds of items that can be recycled. Usually, if you feel like being creative, it’s possible to practice reduce, reuse recycle every day in many ways. Still, plenty of people ask: What can you not recycle? There are a few things that you shouldn’t throw in your blue bin, others you should…