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How to recycle shredded paper

If you thought you could just toss shredded paper in your recycling bin and be done with it, you were wrong. ...

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How to safely dispose of old makeup and cosmetics

Before I fill you in on how to safely dispose of old and unwanted cosmetics, let’s look at why these products are such a ...

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5 ways to get involved this America Recycles Day

Got plans November 15? If not, time to mark your calendars because it’s America Recycles Day. ...

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Solving the cigarette butt problem

Cigarette butts don’t get enough flak in the media. Instead, we focus on the usual suspects: plastic straws, coffee cups ...

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The condo composting guide

You don’t need an outdoor space to compost. Turns out you can do it pretty much anywhere—including the inside of your ap ...

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Straws suck, but you don't have to

In the U.S. alone, we use half a billion plastic straws daily. Yeah. Daily. ...

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How to get rid of old and unwanted furniture

Got some furniture you’re looking to get rid of? Before tossing it to the curb or dropping it off at your nearest landfi ...

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4 simple back to school recycling tips

Back-to-school season is upon us, which means shopping. Lots of shopping. Dubbed “Christmas in August”, it’s actually th ...

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The do’s and don’ts of battery recycling

Each year, we throw out a whopping three billion batteries. That’s a lot of batteries. Question is, where do they all en ...

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Understanding the food waste problem and how you can help

Every year, we waste 1.3 billion tons of food, enough to feed the world’s undernourished population four times over. ...

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Plastic recycling symbols explained

Recycling is sometimes more complicated than it needs to be, which has terrible consequences on your local recycling pro ...

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How to safely dispose of fireworks

Summer is a time for celebration. Which means fireworks, lots of fireworks. ...

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An intro to e-waste: Why it’s a problem

E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams on the planet. Already, we produce something like 50 million tonnes ...

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Plastic-lined paper bags: Are they recyclable?

If your community recycles, chances are paper bags are fair game. But not all paper bags are as they seem. ...

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4 Ways to Make Your Yard Waste Greener

Spring is in full swing, and for those who have it, yard waste collection season is, too. ...

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Why Can't You Recycle Paper Coffee Cups?

These days, paper cups have a bad rap. That’s because they’re designed to be used only once before getting tossed out. ...

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The Lifecycle of a Plastic Grocery Bag

Only one percent of plastic grocery bags are recycled. Most, unfortunately, end up in the landfill. ...

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Killing it at Composting: A Household Guide

Today, let’s turn you on to composting and get you slinging soil that’ll make your garden happy. ...

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Help End Plastic Pollution this Earth Day

On Sunday, April 22nd, you can participate in one of the largest environmental movements on the planet—Earth Day. ...

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Make Recycling Fun for Your Family

Recycling is an activity you can get your whole family excited about. By teaching your kids to take an active role in re ...

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Help Put a Stop to Wish-Cycling

Ever heard of wish-cycling? If not, no worries, you’re definitely not alone. Turns out a lot of us are in the dark when ...

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A Guide to a Greener Spring Cleaning

Now that spring’s finally here, everything’s getting greener—and you can, too, by taking a sustainable approach to your ...

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3 Ways You Can Participate in Global Recycling Day

For those who don’t already know, March 18th marks a very important date: the first-ever Global Recycling Day. ...

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How bad are greasy pizza boxes for recycling?

Generally - very. To understand why, let’s take a look at how paper and cardboard recycling works.The heat processes ...

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Can I recycle ANY plastic bags at the grocery store, including thicker pack ...

If you know your recycling, you probably already know that most communities don’t accept plastic bags in their curbside ...

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How clean do items need to be when I put them in the recycling bin?

To rinse, or not to rinse. That is the question. And if I need to rinse, what about those “sticky” things like yogurt ...

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5 crafty ideas to get rid of unwanted “stuff”

What can you do with all your used stuff? The stuff that's useful to someone, just not you. Read our guide here ...

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3 Reuse Options for Fashion and Fabrics

Recycling textiles as a movement is just starting to take hold. Learn how you can join in (while helping the planet) ...

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(Re)novations: How to Reuse and Recycle Construction Materials

It's not something we think about. How do we dispose of building materials? It turns out, they need recycling too ...

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Lightbulb Disposal 101

Most people are in the dark when it comes to lightbulb disposal. Learn the ins and outs of proper disposal here ...

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Is Broken Glass Recyclable?

What do you do with broken glass? Do you throw it away or recycle it? Find out here! ...

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Recycling Metal Bottle Caps

We all know that beer and glass soda/pop/cola bottles should be recycled. But what about those pesky metal bottle caps? ...

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Pet Waste: A Simple Guide to Safe Disposal

Pet waste--it's a nuisance. But once you’ve held your nose and scooped it up, what’s the right way to throw it away? ...

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