Recycling can be traced back to the Bronze Age! This blog post will review the history of recycling and how it has changed over time.
Over 15 ways to reuse common household items and reduce waste!
“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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February is the month of love. The best way to love your family and friends is to love the Earth, too! Here are 6 simple tips that will help you lower your waste and show your true love, Mother Earth, how much we really love her. We all love receiving greeting cards! If you purchase […]