Battery Recycling – Part 1

There are a lot of types of batteries out there! And to make things more confusing, there are different disposal laws by state. So how do we do the right thing and start to understand battery recycling? Let’s stick to good ol’ common household AA and AAAs that are used in computer mice, cameras, TV…

Pet Owners- Recycle That Can!

Together We Can is a great campaign promoting recycling awareness run by Purina, maker of Friskies and Fancy Feast brand cat foods, and the easy wordplay that is crafted in doing so is commendable. On their campaign homepage you can learn more about recycling and take a pledge to recycle your pet food cans. Over…

Recycle Magazines Into Home Decor & More

Many curbside recycling programs accept magazines along with office paper and newspapers. Another common way to reuse magazines is clipping out pictures to create a collage image, which is usually hung up as a poster or used to decorate gifts. Those are great uses, but we’re here to take recycling magazines to the next level….

Quick Tips to Recycle License Plates

License plates are made from metal, usually aluminum, tin or steel depending on how old they are and the state that they’re from. Today, most plates are made of light aluminum laminated with a reflective coating. This makes recycling easy because scrap metal recyclers all around will be happy to take license plates off your…

Recycled School Supplies Are Cool

The National Retail Federation estimates that parents collectively spend more than $18 billion in school gear in a year. Easily reduce these costs by recycling old school supplies. Supplies such as binders and folders can be reused from year to year or passed down from one class to the next. This practice not only saves…

Tons of Reasons for Recycling Gold Rings

If You Like It, Put a Recycled Ring On It Sometimes recycling is the clear option, not only to reduce waste, but because it’s easy and the quality of the resulting product is the same as if new materials were used. A recycled gold ring is not just a sensible and responsible choice to show…

Save Money And Water With A Rain Barrel

It’s not groundbreaking news that you can collect and harvest water from the sky, but how many of us actually take advantage of this free resource delivery system? While you are limited to the amount of rainfall your area receives, it ultimately comes down to conserving water and using this resource wisely- something you can…

Get Schooled In The 3 R’s

Recycled Graduation Gowns That time of year rolls around again, when graduates line up in black polyester gowns in the hot June sun. Polyester, as you may have found out, does NOT breathe well (earn your B.A., not B.O.). Usually the cap and gown are worn only once and who knows where they end up….

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…

Does Size Really Matter?

It seems to be the cycle that once small, natural product companies with an investment in sustainability achieve success, they are soon bought up by much larger, multinational corporate conglomerates. Supporting and promoting recycling and recycled products, this issue affects all us sustainably-minded consumers. A given corporate website may boast dozens of brands under their…

Easy Ways To Recycle Flowers

Flowers are grown, given, and received for so many holidays and occasions; Besides Valentine’s Day, there are graduations and weddings, Mother’s Day, or generally being romantic or thoughtful any day. Most flower bouquets are cut flowers, which means after a week or so, you watch your beautiful bouquet start to wither and brown. The next…

4 Tips On Where To Recycle Car Batteries

After they’ve served their useful purpose to power cars, trucks, and boats, there are ample recycling opportunities for lead-acid batteries. A good reason for this is because of strict regulations for their disposal. In other words, you can’t just throw them away in the garbage. Instead, use our handy tips for car battery recycling. Part…

Playing with Plarn: Recycle Plastic Bags

An Interview With Eco Handbag Artist Cindy From MyRecycledBags.com As all the crafters out there know, yarn can get expensive. Why not use a material readily found for FREE? If you’ve got the time… Plarn is yarn made out of plastic bags. There’s lots of stuff you can make from plarn. Handy tote bags are…

How to Recycle on Halloween

Start With the Chocolate We’re here to help with with helpful green Halloween ideas. Halloween is a time to dress up as whatever you feel like, but many people believe that Halloween is all about the candy. Hershey’s has announced it will source 100% certified cocoa for its chocolate by 2020 to assure it’s grown…

A Perfect Way to Reuse & Recycle Old Globes

We love to bring you the best recycling stories from around the globe, and the handcrafted artwork of Wendy Gold is literally on top of the world. Each vintage globe is hand-cut and decoupaged before  finishing to create a sense of travel, adventure, and a message of peace. Each globe has had a prior life,…