The problem with recycling receipts

I’m willing to bet you recycle your receipts. And why wouldn’t you? After all, they’re made from paper, which is recyclable, right? In this case: wrong. Well, mostly. Turns out there are two types of receipts floating around out there. The paper ones, which are

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How to safely dispose of old makeup and cosmetics

You toss on some rouge, a little mascara and cap it off with a swipe of lipstick. You think: Dayum, I look fine! And you know what? You do. But here’s the thing: even though cosmetics look good on people, they look awful on our planet. And

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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, plastic bags, etc. But the thing is, cigarette butts are just as bad, if not worse. The butt waste problem Every year smokers burn through 5.5

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How to recycle shredded paper

What to do with all that shredded paper… ? If you thought you could just toss it in your recycling bin and be done with it, you were wrong. For one, loose shredded paper doesn’t stay put. Introduce it to a strong gust of wind and its

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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. We go through something like half a trillion disposable cups each year, or about seventy cups for every person on the planet. And to meet hygiene

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How to get rid of used furniture

Got some used furniture you’re looking to get rid of? Before tossing it to the curb or dropping it off at your nearest landfill, hold up. Sure, it might look like garbage to you. But to someone else, it’s a perfectly usable dining set. Or

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