Recycling

Articles, information, and tips on why and how to recycle.

8 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans & Fabric

Posted October 2nd, 2009 in Recycling, Tips 1 Comment

jeansIf you’re anything like me, jeans are the one piece of clothing in your wardrobe that continuously gets replaced. They get a tear in the leg, you gain (or lose) weight, and then they just plain wear out. We could just throw them in the trash, but there’s so many more options out there to consider first. The same thing goes for that beloved t-shirt that you just can’t wear anymore or some extra fabric from old curtains, duvets, or your last sewing project.

Next time you’ve got an extra pair of jeans, tees, or fabric on your hands, see if one of these ideas can help you reuse and recycle.

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8 Things You Probably Aren’t Recycling — And How You Can

Posted September 25th, 2009 in Recycling 6 Comments

What types of materials come to mind when you think of recycling? My first thought is always paper and cardboard, closely followed by the other items that pass through my hands daily: plastic, tin and glass containers. When you encourage your kids or partner to sort items at home for recycling, these are the types of things you focus on. The same goes for corporate recycling schemes at your office: you probably have a box or bin specifically for waste paper.

But there are a number of other items that you might not realize you can recycle. These are all things which typically end up cluttering our basements and attics - or which we guiltily throw into the trash. We often don’t even realize that they can be recycled. Here are eight things you probably aren’t recycling … yet.

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10 Fun & Eco-Friendly Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden

Posted September 3rd, 2009 in Going Green, Recycling 2 Comments

Photo by *Susie* on Flickr

Photo by *Susie* on Flickr

Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be fun and fulfilling. Gardens provide you with a hobby, a beautiful yard, and often times some food. Seeing a seed grow into a meal on your table is when I especially love it.

However, gardening can be a lot of hard work, which is why I’ve compiled a list of 10 fun and eco-friendly ways to spruce up your garden. Reinvigorate your love for all things gardening while tipping your hat to the environment, too!

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Recycling: Is It Worth All The Fuss?

Posted August 7th, 2009 in Recycling 3 Comments

Recycling BinsRecycling is many people’s first step into being green.

In fact, more people are recycling than are doing just about anything else for our environment. But is it worth all of the fuss?

A lot of people know that some recycled items just end up in landfills anyway. It’s can be expensive to buy items with recycled content, and it’s a pain to sort all of the recycled stuff. What gets recycled, what doesn’t? Is it even possible to recycle enough to be worth it?

On the other hand, why not recycle? Every little bit helps! It’s really easy to do, and a lot of the things that you can’t recycle can be reused. If you’re lucky, your township or municipality will even pick up your recycling for you without charging a dime. All you have to do is stick glass, plastics, and metals into a bin and take it to the curb.

So what’s the real deal. Is recycling worth it?

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