15 Holiday Items You Can Recycle (and 5 You Can’t)

The hustle and bustle of the holidays keeps us all busy, and by the end, we’re often left overloaded with unnecessary bits and baubles. The greeting cards and wreaths that were once festive are now just taking up space.  So, how do we dispose of these items responsibly? Not everything can be tossed in our curbside bins, so we’ve created a list of 20 common … Continue reading 15 Holiday Items You Can Recycle (and 5 You Can’t)

9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling

Recycling is important. As adults, we understand this. But how do we instill the notion in our children? Finding new and interesting ways to keep your children entertained (while secretly educating them) can sometimes be a challenge. But you can do it—and we’ve got a few tricks you can use to make it happen. If you’re looking for ways to teach your children about recycling, … Continue reading 9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling

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How a Milk Jug Becomes an Adirondack Chair

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re giving you an inside look at how we take ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic and turn it into beautiful outdoor furniture. A Little History Since the 1950s, the mass production of disposable plastic has rapidly increased. Unfortunately, plastic is extremely slow to degrade — scientists still don’t know exactly how long plastics will exist after they end up in a … Continue reading How a Milk Jug Becomes an Adirondack Chair

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How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn

Fresh water is one of our planet’s most valuable resources, and access to it is vital to sustaining agriculture, aquatic life, human survival, and so much more. However, the supply is limited, so protecting this precious commodity matters.  Fresh water makes up 3% of all the water on our planet. Of that amount, only 0.5% is usable, with the rest being polluted or trapped in … Continue reading How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn

How to Recycle Plastic (& Which Plastics Can Be Recycled)

Americans are recycling more and more plastic every year, and that’s great! We know recycling is good for the environment, so we fill our curbside bins with everything we think can be recycled… without checking first to see if we guessed correctly. Someone else will sort it out at the recycling facility, right? Wrong. Recycling or “Wishcycling”? The practice of tossing any items in the … Continue reading How to Recycle Plastic (& Which Plastics Can Be Recycled)