Going Green at the Office

Going Green at the Office

Let’s imagine you’ve gotten your whole family in on the recycling game and gone down the sustainability road at home.  But if you really want to go green, then you should consider making changes not only at home, but the office as well.  I recently came across an...
Reducing Your Waste

Reducing Your Waste

Have you heard of the “Great Pacific garbage patch”?  It’s a giant island, roughly the size of Texas, of plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean.  Did you hear of the fire that recently happened at the Deonar garbage dump in Mumbai?  It was so large that the plume of...
You Can Fight E-Waste!

You Can Fight E-Waste!

I’ve written about it before, but e-waste is the fastest-growing stream of waste in the world.  Rapid technological advancement means that tens of millions of obsolete devices, gadgets and appliances get thrown out every year.  An increasing demand for the newest...
Spring Recycling

Spring Recycling

With the trees blooming and the birds chirping, it’s time for spring cleaning.  This isn’t just about brightening up your home, but also relieving the stress of clutter.  Once you’ve figured out what you want to get rid of, then separate the items between what can be...

The Playback Program

A partnership between the instrument string-maker D’Addario and the recycling company TerraCycle has led to the founding of the “Playback” program, the world’s first-ever industry-wide instrument string recycling program.  Musical instrument strings aren’t recycled...

Know What to Throw

While recycling has slowly become more and more popular, there are still plenty of people who aren’t particularly good at it.  The Minnesota blog “Rethink Recycling” has recently released a “Know What to Throw Guide”, designed to help both pros and rookies recycle...

Recycling Tips For Beginners

If you’ve made a decision to reduce your waste by recycling, reusing and composting as much as possible, then congratulations!  Yet for somebody who has no experience with this, starting off with this can be a scary feeling, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  For...

Stop Wish Cycling Today!

Have you ever tossed an item into the recycling bin that you weren’t sure was actually recyclable?  There’s a term for that: “wish cycling”.  While many items are indeed recyclable, some pieces of trash are actually problematic at recycling facilities, and can damage...

The Dangers of Fracking

In an analysis of over 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by fracking, researchers from the Yale School of Public Health have found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and due to insufficient...

10 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

In the 19th century, German immigrants to the US brought the tradition of decorating an evergreen tree around Christmas time with them.  Since then, this tradition has spilled beyond just Germans, and even beyond those who celebrate Christmas.  While they add a...