How to Recycle Headphones

Recycle Headphones Even if They’re Broken Most people use their headphones daily, whether on the way to work, at the gym, traveling- you name it. If you find your headphones break all the time, we’ve got a great solution for you to save them from going to the landfill (or the junk drawer) and save…

Turn Off Your Lights For Earth Hour

The Earth Hour Message We’ve had Earth Day for decades- now make way for Earth Hour. People from all around the world will be participating in this annual event, where individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:30 PM in your…

Pack A Waste-Free Lunch

Zero Waste Lunch Ideas Whether you pack a lunch for yourself or your kids, it’s a smart idea to cut down on the amount of garbage produced. Bonus: you may even save money while you’re at it! Believe it or not, your daily lunch offers opportunities to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Some lunches produce more…

How To Recycle Flags

When Red, White and Blue Need Recycling Too Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States. Though it’s not an official federal holiday, you might see many people displaying their American flags during this week. Old-timey American flags were made of cotton or wool, but…

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….

3 Options For Recycling Your Old Printer

There’s a special level of frustration in trying to get your printer, copier, fax machine, or other necessary office equipment to function correctly. If your old printer has finally kicked it, you may be tempted to drag it out to an open field a la Office Space and take your revenge for its years of…

Outdoor Fun: Go on a Recycling Geocache

The Hunt for Reused Items Geocaching is an outdoor activity often described as a “high-tech hide and seek.” Geocachers around the world use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to stash and discover containers, referred to as “geocaches” or “caches.” The hunt for geocaches leads to some great reuse and recycling, and gives even more meaning…

Recycle With Pride – Lions Recycle

Recycling really is the mane issue here.

Recycle Adventure

This video is an educational and entertaining throwback to old school Nintendo! Check out the recycling fireworks at the end.

Reduce Waste With the TakeOut WithOut Campaign

I had the opportunity to gain some insight from Lisa Borden, owner of Borden Communications and the founder of the TakeOut WithOut Campaign to reduce restaurant waste. This campaign recognizes that every little bit counts, and we can’t aim for perfection, but we can aim for improvement by saying NO to unnecessary packaging and toting our own…

Tap Into 6 Creative Ways to Recycle a Beer Keg

There are even more ways to recycle a keg than you thought! You may remember the story about the sailor who traversed the Pacific on a catamaran made from beer kegs and plastic bottles. We don’t recommend you try that one at home, but it gets you thinking about other ways to reuse beer kegs…

Top 5 Benefits of Recycling

Most people are on board with practicing reduce reuse recycle. We’ve been providing tips on how to recycle all kinds of everyday items. What can be recycled? Just about anything! We recently received an email wondering about some recycling basics, like why should we recycle at all. We’ve compiled a list of the benefits of…

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…

8 Ways to Reduce Waste at Your Holiday Party

Have a Bash Without the Trash We tend to create a lot more trash during the holidays than throughout the rest of the year. With all of the holiday parties and entertaining coming up, it’s good to take a step back and think about ways to reduce waste while you’re celebrating. While you’re planning your…

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…