Landfills and Recycling
The Mother Earth News Fair staff and volunteers work on green initiatives to divert Fair waste from landfills, recycling and composting as much as possible.
Difficult economic times mean recycling centers across the nation are seeing demand for recycled items such as paper, cardboard and glass diminish.
With its new clothing tags, Levi’s encourages consumers to donate unwanted clothes to Goodwill.
Check out this great movie review for the new Disney Pixar film, WALL-E!
It turns out that there are a few bright spots amidst the recession — and it looks like less waste might be one of them.
Upcycling company TerraCycle is partnering with FritoLay North America to keep old chips bags out of landfills and turn them into new consumer products.
The CD Recycling Center of America announced that it has chosen the United States Postal Service as its preferred shipping partner for incoming shipments of CDs and DVDs submitted for recycling.
Green stadiums are being built all across the nation by a variety of sports franchises and this is only the start. These franchises are also implementing green team programs.
The 2011 RecycleMania Tournament, a college recycling competition, ended April 2. See the college recycling statistics, and find out how college recycling programs across the United States and Canada are doing.
The negative effects of the recession are painfully clear, but is there a silver lining hiding among the clouds? There's some evidence that the recession might means good news for the environment, and you might find it in your own home. Check it out, and let us know what you think.
Although many of us enjoy the free plastic bags we get from grocery stores, they may be costing us money and damage to the environment. Find out more about this growing problem and review the results of a recent poll.
The Rolf Glass company is producing Glacier Glass, a new line of beautiful, eco-inspired glassware crafted from recycled wine bottles.
Here are some ideas to help you plan and build a recycling center that’s just right for your environment.
Learn how to make creative, impactful, and (surprisingly) classy DIY gift tags from soda cans and thumbtacks.
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
Recycle those old plastic grocery bags into something useful with these cool crochet instructions.
Electronic Waste in Africa is on the rise. Computer recycling and waste management services offered by organizations around the world help control the hazardous waste. While waste disposal programs are starting up, organizations such as Computers for Africa send refurbished computers to rural Africa to aid with business and education.
Can the clutter that threatens to chase you from your workshop be remade into usable items?
Have you ever wondered how to make reusable bags to take to the market? They’re easier to fashion than you might think, and you can work with all sorts of materials! See how to melt used-plastic sacks to make a new plastic bag or upcycle a T-shirt into a bag suitable for market. Newspapers make a chic and sophistocated basket perfect for carrying fruits or produce. Upcycling is good for the environment and makes for stylish shopping, too!
Dynamic Recycling is a La Crosse, Wisconsin-based computer and electronics recycler, IT asset management and electronic scrap purchasing company. Since the company’s January 1, 2007 inception, Dynamic Recycling has been providing exceptional customer service to the Mid-West and beyond in regards to accountability to the various needs of corporations, scrap yards, municipalities, educational institutions and manufacturers to whom they work with.
One of the realities of country life is having to get your septic tank pumped every few years.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Target has opened recycling stations at each of its 1,740 stores.
Tips on how to choose the best Christmas tree and what to do with it after the holiday season.
Why spend hundreds of dollars on a commercial recumbent bicycle when you can make your own out of parts of recycled bikes?
Recycling building materials from other sources is a great way to cut the cost and reduce the environmental impact of your DIY projects. We want to know where readers go to find reclaimed or used building materials, and how they use these materials in home projects.
Never in a million years would I think a show about storage auctions could be so amazing, edgy and really bringing going green to the masses.Yet, it made sense one day while watching the show.
You can upcycle (make crafts from recycled materials) to beautifuly and simplify your world! Have a few old T-shirts that are past their prime? Make them into a rosette pillow! Use homemade recycled paper to send friends and family chic, personalized greetings cards. Overrun with stuff to recycle? Transform tin can lids into a melodious windchime! Have fun and get creative turning your old stuff into treasures!
None of these items' primary use is for gardening or livestock keeping but here we are using them all the time. So here's my list of items that you should keep around if you are an avid gardener or own livestock.
Mother has always known best, and these tips for reusing what would otherwise be garbage are as relevant today as they were in 1970.
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
Red Brand Fence (manufactured by Keystone Steel and Wire), recently received an award for their recycling initiatives by their industry peers.
For those looking environmentally friendly car parts, Jamak offers a fully recyclable windshield wiper that’s made from non-petroleum-based silicon.
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
This posting discusses how deforestation increases global warming and ocean acidification. It also discusses the role of deforestation in triggering severe flooding,aquifer depletion, soil degradation and animal and plant extinction.