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Recycling CFL Light Bulbs, Bottle Caps and CDs

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 […]

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Could you go plastic-free?

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 […]

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Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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 […]

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Put a cork in it

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, […]

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