Best of Winter Collection

Winter is a time for coziness, marshmallows in cocoa, and- you guessed it- recycling! Recycling is a year-round practice, but during the colder months, there are so many great ways to reuse and repurpose. Here’s a great sampling of products and ideas for you to base your own projects on, and use as a springboard…

Infographic: E-Waste Recycle or Refuse?

The infographic below takes a look at what happens after we’re done using the electronic items we depend on every day. When thousands of devices are discarded, they add up to be piles of what is known as e-waste. There’s a lot we can to do reduce e-waste, and make sure we dispose of our…

Second Hand

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How Europe Is Cutting Its Environmentally-Unfriendly Waste Plastic

Below is a guest post by Brit Peacock. Brit is a keen recycler from the UK who enjoys blogging about issues relating to sustainability. As a keen British reader of RecycleScene, I am able to keep up to date with the latest ecological news from across the Atlantic – and I thought that it might…

Beautiful Paintings Made From Rescued House Paint

Cassandra Tondro creates colorful abstract paintings using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centers in the Los Angeles area. Paint that would otherwise go to waste is instead artfully put to use as a green art medium. A full-time working artist since 2001, Tondro cites that the values she adopted during the 1960s…

How Many Materials Can a Handbag be Made From?

Handbags are very important accessories. … As crafters everywhere know, yarn can get expensive. Why not use a material readily found for FREE? If you’ve got the time, there’s lots of stuff you can make from plarn including unique recycled handbags. Once you learn how to make plarn, the whole knitting or crocheting world is…

Painting Old Furniture for Gifts

6-Step Recycling Project Idea for Old Furniture Old pieces of furniture make great gifts! By painting old furniture, you’re helping to reduce, reuse and recycle. Adding a collage of pictures will personalize your gift, or add beautiful, custom decor to your home. Follow this general blueprint for how to decorate old furniture by sprucing up…

4 Ways to Upcycle an Old Door

Below is a guest post by Gregg Titon, a marketing assistant at Oakwood Doors. With years of experience working in the home improvement industry, he is passionate about new trends and styles and working them into home decor. You may have heard the word “upcycle” being used fairly regularly at the moment, but it was…

Smitten With Recycled Mittens – Part 2

What do you do when you’ve lost one glove or mitten? In Part 1 of this post, we go over how to make a pair of recycled mittens using a spare mitten as a template and an old sweater. Now here’s a creative recycling project idea you can make to turn your spare mitten into something…

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…

Recycle Those Red Plastic Cups at Your Next Party

“Hey, red Solo cup is cheap and disposable And in fourteen years, they are decomposable…Whoo!” Well, that last line of country music singer Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” song may not be true, but you sure can recycle them. Red Solo cups have become the iconic symbol for American partygoers. How many people have at…

The Time to Recycle is Meow

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…

CAPtivating Ways to Recycle Bottle Caps

Put on your Recycling CAP, everyone! Here are several places you can mail bottle caps for recycling: Plastic Plastic bottle caps are one of those items your curbside recycler may not accept- not only can they jam sorting machinery, they are also made out of a different type of plastic (polypropylene) from the rest of…

Green Pets: Recycled Kitty Litter Alternatives

We love our furry feline companions and we also love to take care of our planet. It’s hard sometimes to reconcile the fact that millions of tons of cat litter are dumped into the garbage each year. Also, mining clay for traditional cat litters brings its own environmental challenges. If you have concerns about clay-based…