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Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles


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9 Great Ways to Green Your Gift Wrap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 26, 2014

Who else loves the holiday season? Gathering family, friends, and food together in your gaily decorated home is great. The cream on the cake is that it's also a time to show love by...


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17 Facts About Natural Cedar Roofs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 24, 2014

Traditional cedarwood roofs are most notable for their striking natural good looks. However, beyond their beauty, they offer a whole host of practical advantages -- eco-friendliness,...


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There's a Lot to Love about Little Free Libraries

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 19, 2014

Little Free Libraries, those idiosyncratic book repositories, are springing up all over. Although many people claim that they look like birdhouses, I find the small cabinets more reminiscent...


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Do's and Don'ts to Reduce Paper Use at Home or Work

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 06, 2014

Even though we live in an increasingly digitized world, an astounding 69 million tons of paper and paperboard are produced annually in the US. Although Americans have a commendable...


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Disposable vs Reusable Dishes: The Surprising Facts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 30, 2014

Isn't it exciting to hear good news about the green movement? The question of whether disposable or reusable dishes are more eco-friendly has been a matter of debate for some time....


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Décor Knockoffs Are Nifty, Newsy and Eco-Friendly

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2014

No doubt about it, shopping is fun. However, do-it-yourself is even more fun … plus it's cheaper and greener besides! As the crafting movement grows increasingly popular, more...


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Green Winter Clothes: Stay Warm and Save the Planet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Wearing synthetic fabrics is a no-no if you're committed to saving the planet -- or even just wishy-washy about it. Most synthetics, for example polyester and acrylic, are based on...


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Wine Racks: the Perfect "Two-Way" Repurpose

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2014

Repurposing has been gathering steam over the past few years as a fun and inexpensive way to reduce our landfills and help save the planet. Lately we've started seeing lots of examples...