Recycling

Centers for Creative Reuse

March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Centers for Creative Reuse

We’re approaching spring cleaning, or as I like to call it — March Madness. (Just kidding, I have never called it that. But I think I’m going to start.) This is the time of year you may come across something in your closet/garage/basement that isn’t quite right for the recycling bin, thrift store, or dumpster. […]

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Cat House Made From Recycled Wood Pallets

July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Cat House Made From Recycled Wood Pallets

Wood pallets – which can be found almost anywhere – offer up a wealth of free solid wood… if you’re willing to put in a little effort to take them apart. I usually find mine behind big box stores or grocery stores, and most stores are more than happy that someone wants to take them […]

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Stop Credit Cards From Mailing Blank Checks

December 26, 2012 1 Comment
Stop Credit Cards From Mailing Blank Checks

If you are like most Americans, chances are your mailbox is filled up with mostly junk mail – Red Plum flyers (remove yourself), Pennysaver booklets (remove yourself), and credit card offers. And if you are like the above-mentioned Americans, chances are you don’t do anything about it. You just pick up your mail and drop […]

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How To Remove Yourself From The RedPlum Mailing List

November 20, 2012 16 Comments
How To Remove Yourself From The RedPlum Mailing List

If you don’t receive a mailbox full of junk mail from RedPlum every day, you are missing out. Okay, not really – but what you are missing out on is the chance to fill up your recycling bin every few days just from their mailings. Oh, and also the chance to ask yourself daily “how […]

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Eliminate Plastic Bottles At Home Forever

December 12, 2011 3 Comments
Eliminate Plastic Bottles At Home Forever

A few years ago I received a SodaStream, which I mentioned in my 2009 eco-friendly holiday gift guide as a great gift for anyone who drinks a lot of carbonated beverages. Well, it’s now been 2+ years later since I got it, and it’s still going strong in my house. The SodaStream machine is a […]

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Why Aren’t There Deposits On All Beverage Containers?

November 13, 2011 0 Comments
Why Aren’t There Deposits On All Beverage Containers?

Q: Why don’t more states mandate deposits on beverage bottles as incentives for people to return them? Most bottles I’ve seen only list a few states on them. So-called bottle bills, otherwise known as container recycling laws, mandate that certain types of beverage containers require a small deposit (usually five or ten cents) at checkout […]

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