• Upcycling vs. Recycling

    February 28, 2017

    Everyone has heard of recycling, but what about upcycling? Recycling is the process of turning waste into a reusable material or product. It involves taking common household items, such as paper, glass, and plastic, breaking down the materials, and using them to form another product that is often of lesser quality. For example, the quality […]

  • Smart Minds Reimagining Paper

    February 23, 2017

    The U.S. has a waste problem. Together, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we generate over 250 million tons of waste every year. And our average national recycling rates have been stagnant at about 34 percent. What we don’t recycle ends up in our ever-growing landfills.To put that into even more imaginable terms, the […]

  • Apps To Help You Recycle

    February 21, 2017

    Do you want to make recycling easier? There’s an app for that! Whether you’ve never recycled before or you consider yourself a seasoned pro, there are a number of apps that can make the recycling process much easier. Here are a list of the top recycling apps you should have on your smartphone:RecycleNationDownload the RecycleNation […]

  • Some Disturbing Facts about the Great Lakes

    February 16, 2017

    There is something magical about the Great Lakes. I was born in Ohio, grew up in Minnesota and have lived in most of the states that border them so it is probably inevitable that I would feel a connection to the Great Lakes. In school we learned the secret trick for remembering them, H-O-M-E-S: Lakes […]

  • Stop Making These Recycling Mistakes

    February 14, 2017

    Some people think recycling is as easy as tossing your paper and plastic waste into a special bin, but recycling isn’t always so simple. If you want to step up your recycling game this year, make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes:Take lids off.Most recycling centers have to process lids separate from the […]

  • Adidas and Parley: Reducing Waste and Making News

    February 9, 2017

    Adidas, the sportswear giant, has been working on a collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental group with emphasis on ocean issues, for over a year.

  • How to Have an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day

    February 7, 2017

    Instead of sticking to tradition and buying a romantic card and a box of chocolates, why not have a more eco-friendly celebration this year?

  • Green Home Remodeling Tips

    February 7, 2017

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution to upgrade or remodel your home? If so, now is a great chance to make eco-friendly choices that will benefit you, your family, and the environment for years to come.

  • The 2016 State of Curbside Recycling

    February 2, 2017

    As promised earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Recycling Partnership joined forces to evaluate the state of curbside recycling in the U.S.