Celebrating Earth Day

When asked to write about Earth Day, I was excited to learn what POLYWOOD is currently doing sustainability-wise, but I also wanted to get involved in creating more change. There are many ways in which we can make a difference, even with just small changes, but first let’s look at how Earth Day began. In 1969, the damage done by a massive oil spill in … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day

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5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

I’d never given much thought to recycling before working at POLYWOOD. As I’ve worked here for over a year now, it is something that has been on my mind more and more (we’re pretty big on recycling here *wink*). Repurposing plastic bottles and/or milk jugs sounded interesting, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas. Below are just a few of my favorite DIY upcycling projects…if you look for … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

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Transforming Your Recyclables

You may not realize it, but there are many objects around us that are ready to be repurposed into something new. If you’re a regular frequenter of Pinterest, you’re probably familiar with the concept of upcycling. My favorite right now might just be creating a kid’s play kitchen out of an old TV stand. Or, how about those starburst mirrors made from paint stirrers? Our local hardware store … Continue reading Transforming Your Recyclables

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched teacups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home… unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors