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Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles


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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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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...


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10 Things to Do with a Lidless Teapot

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 25, 2014

A teapot is a pretty sad sight without a lid, whether lost, stolen or smashed. There is a certain element of frustration – the pot itself is perfectly sound, yet perfectly useless...


Extreme Earthships in Extreme Places

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 04, 2014

What is an Earthship, you ask? Good question. It's a highly sustainable building created entirely from recycled and natural materials, typically integrated together in a seamless whole:...


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The Rabbit Hole of Decor

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 03, 2014

Lewis Carroll's classic novel has been captivating minds for generations, and it's been inspiring decor for almost as long. There's something about those rich, lush, captivating scenes...


A chicken wire art installation. Photo: Arne Hendriks/Flickr

10 Innovative Uses for Chicken Wire

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 01, 2014

With a name like "chicken wire," you'd think this popular metal fencing product is a bit of a one-trick pony, but it's actually anything but. Sure, you can use chicken wire for building...


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Seamless Hardwood Floor Repairs

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 26, 2014

Old hardwood floors are enchanting. They're made with tough old growth wood, featuring a tight, even grain that modern wood just can't match, and you can tell they were installed with...


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Uses for Wood Chips

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 13, 2014

As I write this morning, the warm early March sun is beaming down and I can hear the sound of a neighbor's chainsaw busily at work a few acres away. While this weather might be deceptive,...