Tag Archives: reduce

Plastics Recycling 201

“Can we still recycle plastics?”    “What do the numbers mean?”  “Styrofoam is marked, doesn’t that make it recyclable?”   In the early 20th century, there were only a handful of plastics and very few uses for it. Fast forward 100 years and it’s hard to find things that we don’t use plastic for.  These […]

Holiday Recycling: The Naughty and Nice List 🎁

The holiday’s are fast approaching again! Did you know that during the holidays our household waste increases by 50%? 😲 50%! If you plan to participate in gift exchanges this year, we have an ideal guide to help everyone lower their consumption, avoid wish-cycling and recycle responsibly! Gift Giving Alternatives Switch things up with your […]

Party Balloon Alternatives 🎈

Helium party balloons have been around for decades, but do you know where helium comes from? This blog post will discuss what helium is, where it comes from and why it’s important to choose eco-friendly substitutes for balloons at your next party. What is Helium? Helium is the second element on the Periodic Table of […]

Reduce. 🚫 Reuse. 🔂 Recycle. ♻

Back to the basics. We all learned the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” at some point during our early school years. We may have heard it so often that its importance has been forgotten. This blog post will refresh our views on the infamous 3 RRR’s and provide ways to implement them into our everyday life. […]

What is “Wish-Cycling?”

Wish-cycling is the act of placing items in the Blue Bin with the hopes that they will be recycled. We’ve all been guilty of it. But it’s good that we ask ourselves before just tossing anything in our Blue Bin, “Can I recycle this?” 🤔 While wish-cycling is often done with good intentions, it can […]

Holiday Recycling: Gift Wrap Edition 🎁

Even though gift exchanges this year may look a little different, it’s still important to recycle responsibly. Waste increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s! This blog post will guide you into making sure our gift wrap and packaging makes it into the correct bin! Wrap ‘Em Up There are so many different kinds […]

All About Them Bulbs, ‘Bout Them Bulbs💡

Just like the cereal aisle, the light bulb section can be quite overwhelming. “What do I need? CFL? Incandescent? LED? And what the heck are lumens and watts?” We’ve all had these questions and we’ve found some of the answers you’ve been looking for. In this blog post we’ll learn about the different types of […]

How Many Times Can This Be Recycled?

We recently learned about what our recyclable items are made from in “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1 and Part 2, but have you ever wondered “How many times does this get recycled?” as you’re putting an item in your Blue Bin? Us too! Once you empty your blue, in-home recycling bin into your recycling […]

In-Home Waste Audit

While we’re all working, learning and staying at home more often, we have probably noticed an increase in trash and recycling at home. Take some time to learn why it’s important to lower your household waste by completing your own in-home waste audit. Why is a Waste Audit Important? If you’re wondering why you should […]

Why Should We Recycle? Part 2

In our last blog post, “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1,” we wrote about what paper, cardboard and plastic bottles and containers are made from and why it’s important to recycle them.  In Part 2 of “Why We Should Recycle,” we will learn what glass bottles and jars, metal food and beverage cans and food […]