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6/22/2010
If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read this do-it-yourself article about how to make your own homemade, recycled paper, and then get to work turning trash into treasure.
6/22/2009
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
6/21/2013
Papercrete – concrete made with paper – recycles household trash into a durable material that's perfect for heavy-duty DIY projects.
9/10/2013
Use everyday recyclable materials to create personalized DIY stationery.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
1/25/2013
Learn how to make a handmade envelope using upcycled paper and vintage maps with these step-by-step instructions.
1/13/2011
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.
12/10/2010
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
8/24/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains paper giant Kimberly-Clark's new sustainability policy.
7/30/2008
Although paper is a wood product, it's not always the best answer for mulch or compost.
11/3/2008
Eco-Libris offers people the opportunity to off-set the books they read by planting trees in developing countries.
4/13/2009
Recycling a steel grain bin makes great use of an existing structure. You can probably find an inexpensive used grain bin and use it for a home, office, shop or storage.
8/14/2008
Recycled, repurposed or reclaimed — whatever you call it, using old furniture in new ways is an affordable, eco-friendly DIY project.
12/27/2010
 Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
2/18/2011
Cam considers the environmental implications of using paper diapers vs. cloth diapers.
1/4/2011
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
5/22/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
9/6/2011
A company called From War to Peace makes “peace bronze” out of disarmed nuclear missile systems. The bronze is then transformed into cool items such as jewelry and bottle openers.
4/29/2011
For May Day on May 1, make one of these 10 May Day Baskets with recycled materials.
7/29/2011
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
4/24/2013
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
5/29/2013
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
3/10/2009
In the long term, using recycled tire planters or rubber mulch in your garden can cause problems. Here's why.
1/6/2011
ECO360 Trust produces sustainable T-shirts made from 100% recycled PET plastic water bottles. ECO360 Trust is a campaign of the non-profit Institute for Sustainable Communication.
11/5/2012
Method’s plastic bottle demonstrates in the extreme that ocean-plastic recycling is possible.
8/31/2010
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
4/18/2011
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
2/25/2011
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
11/16/2011
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
2/6/2013
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
4/20/2011
These tough vinyl tarps can be used singly or glued together to make larger waterproof coverings.
12/6/2013
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
3/30/2012
A recycled cork yoga mat prototype gets a rigorous workout as one editor puts it through the ropes in her quest for more eco-friendly Zen.  
9/26/2012
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
6/5/2012
Easy-sew step-by-step instructions (with photos) to repurpose feed bags into handy totes.
5/23/2011
Extolling the virtues of salvaging and reusing building materials
11/15/2011
Turtle Plastics Modular Matting is now available in 14 colors.
2/15/2013
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
2/11/2013
Turn an old section of bowling lane into a beautiful, sturdy, reclaimed wood dining table.  
4/14/2011
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!
4/29/2011
What can you do with all those useless newspapers, paper bags and Yellow Pages books? Tear them into scraps and use them to decoupage walls and other surfaces. It's easy, cheap--and surprisingly elegant.
2/21/2011
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
2/9/2011
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
6/7/2011
These money- and waste-saving alternatives to paper and plastic products eliminate the temptation to resort to disposable for your summertime outdoor dining needs.
12/13/2010
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
2/15/2012
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
8/20/2014
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
1/7/2011
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
4/29/2011
The Phoenix Commotion gives low-income people trade skills and shelter by teaching them to build their own homes--from garbage. You'd be amazed at what can be used to build a house when the desire and commitment exist.
3/18/2011
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.
7/28/2011
Finally! Design experts and contractors say granite and marble have lost their luster. Find beautiful, natural alternatives to that and solutions to other common design mistakes, including dull color pallettes and overused water features.
1/4/2011
Turn low value plastic trash into valuable building blocks with a $300 homemade press. Free plans for a hand operated press are available. A mechanized version could be made by converting a log splitter.


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