Why Reuse a Cup?

Why Reuse a Cup? via Reusable Bags – Factory Direct Promos Reuse is an important topic here on RecycleScene.com. When it comes to your daily coffee, using a reusable container rather than a one-time use disposable cup is just one of the many ways to make less impact with your daily choices. We’ve dedicated an…

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…

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…

Coffee Paintings Inspire Creative Recycling

Do you like coffee? How about art? Well why not combine the two with the amazing creations that make up coffee art. Imagine creating works of natural imagery, whimsical scenes, or portraits that also give off the earthy aroma of your favorite morning beverage. This technique utilizes an unexpected medium and means reusing in several…

How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

Below is a guest post by Uma Campbell, a freelance writer from Southern California who loves writing about home decor and home design trends. The concept of recycling and reusing old items is beneficial for the environment, your health, the health of the world, and your wallet. Being willing to forgo new items for secondhand…

Fair Trade Shopping For A Better World

Chocolate and Flowers If you are into recycling, you’re probably into other ways of thinking green and being socially conscious. Being a conscientious consumer takes many forms, from consuming less and reusing items you already have, to choosing items with less packaging to reduce waste. Not only does this save money in the long run,…

Save Money: Repair Tents and Outdoor Gear

Tent Repair & Other Tips It’s inevitable that your tent, jacket, or other outdoor gear will go through some wear and tear while you’re out having fun backpacking and camping. There’s no need to go out and buy new gear just because your tent or other gear has a small tear or needs basic repair….

Leaf Recycling for a Healthy Yard

Rake Less, Save Time, Recycle Leaves Fall is a colorful season of yellows, oranges and reds, and the transition into chilly weather. It also brings piles of leaves! Did you know that yard trimmings and food scraps together make up a quarter of all the waste sent to landfills in the U.S.? It’s silly to…

Smitten With Recycled Mittens- Part 1

Mittens From Old Sweaters While digging through my closet for fall and winter necessities, I could only find one mitten! If you’ve found yourself in the situation where you’ve lost one glove or mitten, no need to despair. This two-part post has two useful projects to reuse a spare and make a recycled pair of…

Can You Recycle Pizza Boxes

There’s a lot of confusion about whether or not you can recycle pizza boxes. They’re made of cardboard and they have a recycle symbol on them, so what’s the problem right? The Trouble With Recycling Pizza Boxes Well, have you noticed how oil separates from water? That’s part of why used pizza boxes can’t be…

10 Ideas For Recycled Garden Planters On The Cheap

 The next time you’re looking for a new pot to spruce up your garden, consider what’s hanging out in your garage or closet, or take a walk down the street to your neighbor’s garage sale or to your local thrift store. Almost anything that will hold soil and can be modified to allow for drainage…

Cans For Cash For Critters

For zoo lovers, here’s a neat recycling program: the non-profit Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) Cans for Cash for Critters. This recycling challenge is open to schools, families, youth groups and companies and will help the Milwaukee County Zoo. The title of the program mentions cans in its name, but participants can go well beyond…

Artist Transforms Old Books, VHS and Cassette Tapes

Brian Dettmer Redefines Form And Function Brian Dettmer creates amazing sculptures by recycling old cassette tapes, VHS tapes, communication devices, books, maps and other media. Originally from Chicago, Dettmer studied at Columbia College, and his work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. We can all relate to constantly changing technology, and…

The First R is Reduce

Reducing the amount you consume and the waste that you generate is often considered the most sustainable option. When you practice reduce, you use less energy and materials, and as a consequence, less stuff needs to be manufactured. This reduces the need for recycling, but also for packaging, transportation, cleaning, disposal, and a bunch other…

Best of Recycled Summer Collection

Enjoy summer in recycled style with a few of RecycleScene’s favorite ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. You can do and make things yourself, and be less wasteful while you’re at it. Beach Towels Are your beach towels starting to look a little worn around the edges? Before you convert them to cleaning rags, consider…