5 Easy Tips for a Greener Office

Offices can often become one of the most wasteful places when it comes to reducing, reusing and recycling. There are small things you can change at your office today to make it an eco-friendly place to work.

Here are five easy tips for a greener office:

1. Start using printer paper more efficiently. If possible, [...]

A carpet made of beverage containers? Does not sound very comfortable…

Many people recycle but few know what actually happens with their recycling after they have dropped it off or the recycling truck has taken it away. There are actually a lot of cool items that are made from your recycling – you may even be wearing it, sitting on it or even driving on it!

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Things You Should Never Buy New

Buying “new” is a default for many of us. We’ve been conditioned to go to the store, walk down the correct aisle, and purchase what we’ve come for. Yet, a trip to your local thrift store may prove to be just as effective. Keep a running list of the household and clothing items you need [...]

New Year's Resolutions for the Environment

 

The New Year brings out our best intentions, but sometimes these intentions/resolutions don’t make it beyond the first couple days of January. But not all resolutions have to be difficult to maintain and, after awhile, they become just a way of life. Take the health of the environment for example; just a few [...]

What Do Recycling Symbols on Plastics Mean?

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The confusion over what we can and cannot recycle continues to confound consumers. Plastics are especially troublesome, as different types of plastic require different processing to be reformulated and re-used as raw material.

The plastic recycle codes, also referred to as recycle symbols standards, were developed by The Society of the Plastics Industry as [...]

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

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Every year people across the world celebrate Christmas with lots of “stuff”. The aftermath of all that celebrating is extra trash that goes into our landfills. Holiday decorating and gifts are an area where you can go “green” by producing less waste. So, before running out to buy expensive ornaments and gifts, consider making [...]

How to Get the Whole Family Involved in Recycling

It wasn’t long ago that recycling seemed like a choice. You were either someone who made the effort to do it or you weren’t But with our natural resources becoming increasingly scarce, and our planet overwhelmed with toxic waste, recycling is no longer a choice but something each one of us must commit to [...]

Recycle Your Leaves - Fall is Coming

Do any of these scenarios sound like something you’d do:

1) Withdraw money from an ATM machine and quickly deposit it into a nearby trash can. 2) Drive your car to the nearest underpass or bridge and leave it running with the keys inside. 3) Take a ferry out to the middle of the Strait [...]

Five Easy Steps for Small Businesses To Get Into the Game of Composting

Composting involves breaking down organic waste, (anything that was once alive), much more quickly than the earth would do naturally. Composting is a great way to cut down on waste that would otherwise end up in landfills and can serve as a great natural fertilizer to help any garden flourish. It’s free and self-serve. [...]

Building Your Own Compost Pile

Essentially, composting involves breaking down organic waste, (anything that was once alive), much more quickly than the earth would do naturally. Composting is a great way to cut down on waste that would otherwise end up in landfills and can serve as a great natural fertilizer to help any garden flourish. Anyone can compost in [...]