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7/15/2016
Don’t just throw away those plastic pots your plants came in! Here are our six favorite ways to reuse and recycle plant pots.
5/9/2016
There are a wide variety of ways to recycle, repurpose, reclaim, and reuse items in the garden. Blythe shares several useful tips in this blog about recreating her gourd patch for the season.
7/29/2015
When one home-building couple first started looking for sustainable countertop materials, they were focused on options made with recycled materials. In their quest for the perfect tops, they stumbled upon a more cost-effective way to incorporate recycled countertops into their home’s design.
11/28/2014
A simple technique for using salvaged tiles to make beautiful floors.
8/20/2014
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
12/10/2013
Junk mail, old books and other used paper can be easily recycled into something useful. Never buy notepads or envelopes again.
12/6/2013
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
11/15/2013
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a laptop for 5 hours! America Recycles Day is Nov 15.
10/15/2013
The diva of re-use, Annie Warmke, talks about simple steps to take in the barn yard for re-purposing and reducing waste. After reading this article you won’t be able to think about things like llama poo or beer bottles in the same way again.
5/29/2013
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
5/13/2013
Your deck or other outdoor structures may be made of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). Learn more about CCA-treated wood and how to dispose of it.
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.
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.  
2/6/2013
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
11/5/2012
Method’s plastic bottle demonstrates in the extreme that ocean-plastic recycling is possible.
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.
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.  
2/15/2012
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
12/23/2011
Some things have come full circle, so now we have a chance to fix it right this time!
11/16/2011
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
11/15/2011
Turtle Plastics Modular Matting is now available in 14 colors.
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.
5/23/2011
Extolling the virtues of salvaging and reusing building materials
4/29/2011
For May Day on May 1, make one of these 10 May Day Baskets with recycled materials.
4/20/2011
These tough vinyl tarps can be used singly or glued together to make larger waterproof coverings.
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!
1/13/2011
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.
1/7/2011
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
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.
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.
8/31/2010
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
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.
5/30/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi investigates the greenest way to move to a new house.
2/26/2010
Get rid of junk, make money and reduce waste with these garage sale tips.
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.
3/10/2009
In the long term, using recycled tire planters or rubber mulch in your garden can cause problems. Here's why.
8/14/2008
Recycled, repurposed or reclaimed — whatever you call it, using old furniture in new ways is an affordable, eco-friendly DIY project.
1/1/0001
Some manufacturers that make rubber mulch from shredded tires claim it’s an environmentally friendly solution to tire waste. So is rubber mulch safe to put on your plants, as those companies assert? Find out here.




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