Gift cards, plastic bottle caps, CDs and CD cases. I don’t know about you, but I have a nifty collection of these items and some, sitting in my closest. I never threw them out- I always knew deep down, I would find a place that would recycle them or at the very least find a second use […]
Did you know it is recommended to put your shopping receipts made of thermal paper in the trash instead of in the recycling? I imagine most peoples first instinct is to recycle their receipts because they are made of paper. Logical assumption. Until recently, I have been doing this myself. Read more about BPA and thermal paper […]
Everywhere we look—from food containers to DVD packaging to the insides of our cars—we see plastic. It seems almost impossible to escape, but is there a way to reduce our plastic consumption? Yes, we can recycle the plastic we use, but it is actually downcycled. Every time plastic is recycled, it gets weaker. Therefore, we […]
Did you know that one single tree can absorb approximately 10 pounds of C02 in one year?
Every day, people dispose of billions of tons of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American typically produces an astonishing 4.4 lbs (2 kg) of trash a day, which translates to 1600 lbs (725 kg) a year. You may wonder where all this trash goes. It disappears from our curb side, but […]
Ever wonder what to do with the natural corks from your wine bottles, besides throw them in the trash? They are biodegradable, but that takes years in a landfill. There has to be a better way! I was always curious myself. Whenever I would have a glass of wine or two or three (oh dear, […]