• Eco-Friendly Fourth of July Fireworks

    What is Independence Day without the fireworks? The spectacular light display put on in nearly every city is not as healthy for us, or the environment, as we would like. However, more eco-friendly fireworks are making their way onto the shelves. It...
    By Marina Hanes June 11, 2015 

  • A Story of Recycling: The Journey of Aluminum Cans

    This is the story of a can. The humble can is home to so many different varieties of foods and beverages, but you may not know that aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. Learn more about the story of the humble can.
    By AnneStaley19 February 26, 2014 

  • Refusal or Recycling: What’s the Right Approach to Plastics?

    When it comes to plastics, recycling may not be enough to take care of the problem. In fact, we'd be better off if more consumers would practice a fourth "R": Refusal. Read more about the complex problem of plastic-recycling.
    By Green Steve April 8, 2013 

  • What to do With 3,800,000,000 Pounds of Clothing

    What's the best way to deal with unwanted clothing? Surprisingly, many items of clothing can be recycled and put to use for other purposes. Don't just throw away that old t-shirt!
    By Juli Shimodaira May 14, 2012 

  • Quiz: Re-use or Recycle?

    In Europe and the US we are fast running out of locations suitable for landfill sites to store our household rubbish. Use of the existing sites is becoming very costly; so should we begin to re-use or recycle? Take the quiz and find out about...
    By Willie Scott October 18, 2011 

  • What Is Biodegradable Packaging And Where Is It Used?

    All the world's garbage ends up in landfills in third-world countries or at home. Plastic manufacturers are doing something about how plastic decomposes and other companies are making packaging from plant-based materials only. Consumers have a few...
    By Olivia Emisar August 27, 2011 

  • Methods and Techniques for Recycling Copper

    The main application of copper is the manufacture of electric cables, due to its high electrical conductivity properties. It is also used to fabricate copper pipe, tanks and coils for home heating systems. Recycling of copper components and alloys...
    By Willie Scott August 21, 2011 

  • Eco-friendly Tips for Conserving and Reusing Panty Hose

    Don't toss your pantyhose into the garbage if it gets a run or tear. Recycle your hosiery into handy household items or convenient gardening accessories. You can also help the environment by purchasing biodegradable organic pantyhose.
    By Michelle Gail August 18, 2011 

  • Upcycle Old Bureau Drawers

    Upcycling is a way to recycle products so they do not go to waste. An old drawer can be upcycled in numerous ways, and will give you a container for storing any number of items after it has been refurbished.
    By ShannonLBuck July 26, 2011 

  • Is There New Life in Old Fire Extinguishers?

    A fire extinguisher is a valuable appliance that no home should be without. However, the question becomes what to do with a fire extinguisher when you need to get rid of an old one. Can it be recycled or reused? Learn your options for dealing with...
    By Shelia Odak July 26, 2011 
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