Recycling In Plane Sight: Sea-Tac Airport’s Smart Program

Do you think about recycling when you travel? With the first big travel day of the holiday season upon us, here’s a look at an airport recycling model to get excited about. From bottles and cans to coffee grounds and cooking oil, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) knows how to reduce its environmental footprint and…

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…

Great Recycled Mothers Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Guide She spent years of her life wiping your bum, so this Mother’s Day treat your mother right! Everlasting Bouquet These flowers are made from recycled tin, which will offer a nice colorful and cheery bouquet for a long, long time. Remember that if you choose to buy Mum a real bouquet,…

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….

Thoughtful Gifts Start With Green Gift Monday

Here’s a trick for rethinking your holiday shopping that lets you contribute to great causes while still giving thoughtful presents- all without having to duke it out for a parking space at the mall! Get on board with the Green Gift Monday campaign by The Nature Conservancy and learn about green gift alternatives. Celebrating its…

Going Green: Choosing the Right Hot Water Heater

Below is a guest post by Rachel Kopp, a blogger for Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Minneapolis, a plumbing company in Ramsey, MN that specializes in water heater installation and repair services. Going green is a great way to help make your home more energy-efficient while saving money at the same time. One way to go green…

6 Fun Ways to Recycle Floppy Disks

Many of us still have floppy disks lying around collecting dust, perhaps lurking in the dark corners of your office or garage. Technology changes so quickly! There are some great places online for recycling floppy disks to make some extra cash or help out people in your community. Mail Your Disks You want them out…

Reusing Old Scrap Metal for the Bookworm

Below is a guest post by Melanie Hargrave, a wife and homemaker whose family is her pride and joy. She is a recent advocate of the green movement, and recently discovered Mac’s Traders Inc., where she now takes all of the scrap metal she doesn’t use for projects to support her obsession with literature. Any…

Simple & Easy Ideas for Recycled Birdhouses

More than 50 different North American birds will use a built birdhouse, and birdhouses made from recycled materials are simple and easy to make. You may see an old plastic coffee container, but we see a “new” home for our feathered friends. Recycled birdhouses are made from common everyday materials such as salvaged wood, plastic…

Making Doo with Dog Poop Compost

Sustainable Practices for Pet Waste The American Pet Association estimates that 78 million dogs in the U.S. produce nearly 11 million tons of waste per year. Brace yourself- that’s enough to cover over 36,000 football fields with a foot of dog waste! Most people pick up their dog’s waste and toss it in the trash….

A Rounded Look at Fun Spoon Art

Time for a spoonful of recycled spoon art! From whimsical sea creatures to kooky headwear or interesting antique jewelry, spoons are easily elevated from mundane kitchen drawer utensils to creative and thoughtful repurposed spoon art. In addition to the great spoon art above, see other creations by ForkedUpArt, including an innovative iPhone stand. One great thing…

Green Relocation: Make Cash from Trash

Below is a guest post by James Harrison, who works as relocation consultant. He regularly contributes write ups to business websites and blogs, with most of his writings based on tips for small business setups and eco-friendly moves. In his free time he plays sports mainly soccer and chess and is also passionate about reading…

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…

The Flat-Out Truth About Recycled Countertops

Recycled countertops come in many shapes and sizes, and are made from a variety materials. The majority of recycled countertops are made from glass and granite, but you can also find some made from aluminum, and even paper. These eco-friendly products measure up in terms of durability as well as scratch and heat resistance, plus…

Recycling From Head to Toe: Swim Caps and Sandals

The feasibility of recycling swim caps into flip flops holds promise for Yvonne Kraus, triathlete and founder of EcoAthlete. She hopes that the final recycled product for the swim cap recycling program will be launched in the near future. Swim caps are made from latex, silicone, Lycra, or neoprene, a synthetic rubber. Recycling options for…