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Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles


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Green Guide to 8 Common Construction Materials

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 16, 2015

Are you planning to build, remodel, or renovate a house this year … or maybe even just daydreaming about it? If that's the case, then you will want to read through this listing...


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Closed Loop Recycling: What it Means for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....


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Family Home Restoration is a Labor of Love

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 30, 2015

In my early twenties, I had a dream. My beloved maternal grandmother had recently passed away and I longed to live in her old home, nestled in the mountains of upstate New York. I had...


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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...