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?

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…

Starbucks Explores Ways to Recycle

When a large corporation with locations worldwide implements a recycling plan, it’s a great step forward for the planet, reducing hundreds of tons of waste and inspiring other companies and competitors to follow suit. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on Starbucks’ efforts to move towards better recycling practices and recyclable cups. Read…

8 Precycling Ideas That Help Save Money

Be a Precycling Champion Recycling is great, but it doesn’t take care of all our problems. Preventing waste before it happens is a practice known as precycling, and small actions really add up. Between 1960 and 2008, the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day. The…

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…

Cheers to Recycling: Beer Gift Ideas

It’s time for a look at some of the coolest beer drinking-related, recycled stuff you can find! These recycled goods are cool before, after, or during your organic beer. Don’t just count them on the wall- use this DIY kit that lets you recycle your favorite empty glass bottles. You can use any standard light…

7 Unique Recycled Valentines Gift Ideas

A Valentines Day Recycled Gift Guide So you’re a gushy romantic that likes to recycle? You’re in the right place. Have we got Valentines gift ideas for you! Remember that some of these items sell out fast, so get ‘em while you can. A small amount of your purchase through any of these links goes…

16+ Fun Ways to Recycle Old Socks

Give Old Socks a Higher Purpose Every now and then, some creative ideas transcend the normal boundaries of cuteness. Projects in the book Socks Appeal really rip a seam into a new dimension of cute. Whatever you do, definitely do NOT toss your worn out socks. Instead, find all sorts of great tutorials on how to…

How to Make Recycled Halloween Decorations

Reuse Candy Wrappers It’s okay if you’ve just eaten an entire bag of mini peanut butter cups- you can recycle the wrappers into cute Halloween decorations. It’s incredibly simple: All you need to do after noshing your candy is grab a pair of handy scissors. Use the pictures as a a fun and crafty guide…

Mmm…Recycling Aluminum Pie Tins

There’s a lot of baking this season, and with that comes a lot of aluminum pie pans, trays, roasting pans, and foil. These items make up the majority of disposable cookware and are used across the nation in high quantities during holiday cooking. Having a quality reusable pie pan or tin helps, but these disposable items…

The Time to Recycle is Meow

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….

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…

Blood Recycling Saves Lives

When you drop items off at a thrift store, it’s a good feeling; you know a second life is in store for something you no longer wanted. Now imagine donating something else a little more personal and getting free juice and delicious cookies! There’s a bit more involved, but donating blood is a way of…

Recycled Holiday Decorations

There are so many ways to recycle this holiday while you’re decorating. Without further ado, RecycleScene presents some of the best recycled home decor tutorials you can find. Start by checking out these colorful holiday lights made of old plastic bottles in the photo to the right. Felted Sweaters Pick up some old wool sweaters…