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  • Upcycling
    What's the deal with upcycling?
    Upcycling is a term that has its origins in the 1990s, but the practice is ancient. Upcycling is the practice of making something useful or creative from unwanted materials. Making a planter from a chipped bowl is upcycling something that might,...
  • Small things that can help maintain and recover our green footprints
    Small things that can help maintain and recover our green footprints
    Many things are being discussed world-wide that can improve the quality of our lives, and that of our planet. Some of the discussions are about huge projects that require much Manpower and additional resources to reach a certain goal. That is good...
  • Seattle
    Seattle residents will be required to compost or pay fine
    Seattle residents will now have to be more judicious with their composting or face a fine. The city council passed the ordinance on Monday, putting a $1 fine on leaving too many table scraps in the trash. For businesses and apartment complexes the...
  • Houston City Council votes to provide recycling bins to all homes
    Houston City Council votes to provide recycling bins to all homes
    On Wednesday September 17, Mayor Parker was absent on city business, and none of the items on the agenda were controversial. Houston City Council spent most of its session discussing aspects of the recycling program before voting on Items 9 and 10...
  • Celebrate Florida's Pollution Prevention Week
    Celebrate Florida's Pollution Prevention Week
    This week, Monday, September 15, through Sunday September 21, 2014 is Florida's Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) "Pollution Prevention Week." Celebrated the third full week of September every year Florida's...
  • Waste cooking oil is converted to biodiesel at Ecology Pest Control, Inc.
    Recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel
    Turning waste cooking oil into biodiesel can benefit the environment.The EPA has not yet approved modified diesel engines that run on waste cooking oil, but it has approved biodiesel fuel made from waste cooking oil for use in regular diesel...
  • Why recycling is a top priority for your business
    Why recycling is a top priority for your business
    Apparently, a diamond isn’t the only thing that’s forever. Did you know that it takes one million years for a glass bottle to break down in the environment?According to the Pocket Guide to Marine Debris from The Ocean Conservancy, many...
  • 45 smart ways to reuse prescription pill bottles
    45 smart ways to reuse prescription pill bottles
    Don’t toss empty plastic pill bottles. Why not recycle them creatively instead?Plastic prescription bottles can be handy for storing all sorts of tiny objects and essentials. Instead of pouring empty prescription containers into landfills,...
  • Aluminum Recycling: A metal that was once more precious than gold
    Aluminum Recycling: A metal that was once more precious than gold
    Aluminum is something we use every day, but many of us we take it for granted. Alum is a class of aluminum metals that has been used since Roman and Greek times. Even though it is the most common metal in the earth's crust, It has been very...
  • Aluminum cans should stop here before hitting the recycle bin
    Aluminum cans should stop here before hitting the recycle bin
    During the course of a week or throughout the month aluminum, tin or steel cans get emptied out and find their way to the recycle bin. This is a great habit to get into since there are resources available to recycle them into new products.Just...
  • San Francisco's program for recycling restaurant cooking oil into biodiesel helps keep sewers clean.
    Waste cooking oil: Reuse, recycle, refuel
    Cities from New York to Evansville warn against pouring liquefied fat, grease, or oil down the plumbing because it will stick to the pipes and snag other particles of oil and food, eventually clogging the drain. Using hot water and soap to wash it...
  • Mesh produce bags
    Re-purposing mesh produce bags in the garden
    I've always felt slightly guilty about throwing away those mesh bags that produce comes in. A while back, I decided to start saving them for re-purposing. My kids don't call me the queen of frugal for nothing. As an organic gardener and...
  • Clay pot
    Re-purposing broken clay garden pots
    Stop! Don't toss those broken garden pots, no matter how bad they look. They can almost always be turned into something useful. Broken clay pots are especially versatile in the garden. Most of the time they can even still be used as planters....
  • Autumn maple leaves
    Use fall leaves the green way
    How do you use fall leaves the green way? You've raked up all the leaves into neat little piles, trimmed the trees and added the clippings to the mounds. Now what do you do with them? Sure, you could bag them up and send them packing. That'...
  • Green can
    Kids aluminum can recycling business
    This is a simple business plan for kids to start recycling and collecting cans in their neighborhood. They can feel good about this environmentally friendly business choice. They help save the environment and earn money. An aluminum can recycling...