Scrabfabulous: Recycle This

In addition to the warm fuzzy you’ll get by supporting a small business, some of the greenest fashion and home designers have put out their placards at the DIY/crafty/artsy Etsy. For example, Amazon Creations from Texas took their old game night games and created superfly jewelry. These custom made earrings created out of scrabble pieces […]

Epitaph for a Plastic Bag: Go Green

2007 – Ireland institutes a 15 cent PlasTax (tax on plastic shopping bags), leading to a 90% drop in volume of free bags. In the three months after the tax was introduced, shops handed out just over 23 million plastic bags – about 277 million fewer than normal. March, 2007 – IKEA stores begin charging […]

Mosaic Recycled Placemat: Go Green

There are some things that are just awkward to recycle. Water bottles, easy. Pizza boxes, not so much. Some city recycling rules don’t allow items that have held food, others do. Lucky for those of us who are easily confused, some innovative designers are making use of some of those borderline waste products. CB2 is […]

Magazines: Recycle This

Here are ten great things to do with all those old magazines cluttering up your home: 1. Donate them to retirement homes, libraries and doctor’s offices. (Be sure to remove your mailing address first, if you have a subscription) 2. If you have recipe magazines (hello, Rachael Ray!) that you can’t bear to part with, […]

Reducing Vacation Waste: Recycle This

Recently the Budget Ecoist took a beach vacation and marveled at the amount of disposable products needed on said vacation and the lack of recycling bins in convenient (read: on the beach, at the motel) places. Short of taking your green and blue bins with you, (which would certainly take up precious trunk or overhead […]

Summer Gardening Tasks: Budget Gardening Tip

The dog days of summer have arrived, and with them have come the warm-weather flowers and vegetables that we’ve all been awaiting. Tomatoes are starting to turn a warm orange-red, peas are ready for picking, and even the weeds seem to have gained new life. It’s important to keep up with the garden and gardening […]

Hot Fuzz: A Second Life for Dryer Lint: Recycle This!

Using a clothes dryer isn’t the greenest way to dry your laundry, but they haven’t been phased out yet, and even with increased usage of clotheslines and drying racks, dryers are not going anywhere anytime soon. So when you do use your dryer, and remove a fuzzy layer of lint from the catcher, can anything […]