Category Archives: Home Recycling Tips & Tricks

Tips For Recycling and Reusing Glass Bottles

What’s infinitely recyclable, completely reusable, comes in many colors and contains no BPAs? The glass bottle! Importance of Recycling and Reusing Glass Bottles (via greenliving4live.com) One of the best methods to save environmental pollution is by recycling glass bottles and jars. Environment pollution is aggravated due to landfills and the problem is increasing day by […]
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Are K Cups Recyclable?

The Keurig K Cup has become extremely popular over the last couple of years. But their use is cause for concern when it comes to recycling them. On the surface the K Cup is a great idea. One K Cup brews a single perfect cup of coffee (using Keurig’s patented design brewer of course). They […]
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Tips for Recycling: Green Valentine’s Day Gifts

Cards end up in the trash. Chocolate is often from questionable labor sources. So what’s an eco-conscious gift-giver to do? Here are some tips for green Valentine’s Day gifts from Eco Lunch Boxes that will make Mother Earth happy too. Giving a little love at Valentine’s Day is easy when it comes to the people […]
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Green America: Green Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Another thought-provoking post on green gifting and gift ideas from Andrew at Green America. The Gifts I’m Sharing With My Relatives and Friends This Holiday Season On my vacation this year from my work as Green America’s online editor and coordinator of our People & Planet Award for green businesses, I had the good fortune to visit the headquarters of Canaan […]
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Moving Towards Zero Waste: San Francisco’s Recycling Policy

San Francisco is at the forefront of zero waste success stories. Their recycling policy is a big reason why.  San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020? (via sustainablog) By Virali Gokaldas and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives East Coast residents have spent the last week surveying storm damage, calculating how long it might take for […]
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Have an eco-friendly Thanksgiving

The holidays are known for being a time of excess, not a time of being environmentally conscious.  But there are ways you can make your Thanksgiving feast a more eco-friendly event.   Buy Local Buy produce at your local farmer’s market instead of the big grocery chain.  Not only will it be fresher than the […]
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Green America: 5 Ways to Go Fair Trade for Thanksgiving

The Green America blog is at the forefront of organizations talking about fair trade, and they’ve put together a nice resource for helping us all fair trade our Thanksgiving tables. Originally published November 8, 2012, at http://blog.greenamerica.org/2011/11/08/5-ways-to-go-fair-trade-for-thanksgiving/   This Thanksgiving, many of us will take a moment before our meal to consider all the human connections […]
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Tips for Recycling: Recycled Halloween Crafts and Decorations

When it comes to crafts and decorations there are few holidays that are more fun than Halloween. Pumpkins, witches and creepy crawlies are on display in every store, and it’s tempting to buy all of them. But here are some ways to reduce your use and make upcycled decorations from recycled materials you already have […]
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These 10 Items Top the Unsustainable Products List

When it comes to being environmentally conscious about the products we buy, avoiding unsustainable products is as important as committing to recycling. Items like paper plates, plastic wrap, individually wrapped snacks, single serving foods and brands that utilize excessive packaging are unsustainable. When making your purchases, stop to think, “how will I dispose of this […]
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Tips for Recycling in the Garden

I love summertime because I love to get out in my garden and commune with nature. I also love to decorate my deck and patio areas with planters full of flowers and lush vegetation. Decorative planters can be expensive. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Here are some great tips for […]
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