Browsing the "Recycling" Tag

What Happens to Your Car When You Scrap It? [Infographic]

November 29th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Give much thought to that clunker that you traded in for a new one, or donated to a charity? Probably not: you hand it over, keys and all, and assume that the dealer, charity, and/or stockyard will take care of that old vehicle in a responsible manner. But do they


Tires Get New Life After the Road

October 22nd, 2013 | by Guest Author

Both businesses and talented individuals have been making a positive impact in the number of tires that end up in landfills by using them to create stunning works of art, as well as useful items


How Recycling Your DVR Can Create Jobs for Challenged Workers

September 26th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Consumer electronics create massive amounts of waste... and massive opportunities for recycling. Much of the e-waste slated for recycling, however, gets dumped in developing countries where poor safety practices create health threats for workers and community members. Couldn't all of this usable waste serve the creation of safe, meaningful jobs? DISH thinks so, and has announced a partnership that will create jobs for workers with challenges finding and keeping employment


How One Small Business is “Refrying” T-Shirts into “Funner” Upcycled Fashions [Interview]

August 6th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

T-shirts are a comfortable, inexpensive and fun way to tell others about things that interest you. Unfortunately, they also are quickly piling up in America’s landfills, which collect about 12.4 million tons of textile waste each year. Lisa Stout, founder and Chief Upcycling Officer at Refried Tees is working to lessen this outrageously high amount by creating her entire clothing line from reclaimed t-shirts


Showcase Your Furniture Recycling Talents to Help Save Endangered Animals

July 23rd, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

Are you a creative and resourceful person who turns other people’s “trash” into like-new treasures? Or maybe you are the person all of your friends calls for help to revamp their home furnishing hand-me-downs into focal points of their rooms’? If so, Fashion for Home, one of the United Kingdom’s leading designer furniture retailers, wants to showcase your talents, and give support to endangered rainforest animals


5 Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Money at the Same Time

June 4th, 2013 | by Guest Author

You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips


Ten Ways to Conserve Water and Paper

May 20th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Water and forests are among the most precious natural resources on the planet. Unfortunately, they are consumed at an increasingly fast pace. Learning to reduce our consumption is crucial to the preservation of these vital resources. Here are a few simple tips to help you save on water and paper daily



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