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Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles


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:...


Photo: Janel Hutton/Hometalk

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...


These original hardwood floors need some work... Photo: Juhan Sonin/Flickr

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...


Photo: whitneybee/Flickr

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,...


Photo: xpSquid

Bust the Rust!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 10, 2014

An old, rusty object can look picturesque, but you don't actually want rust taking over the objects you use and rely on every day, including tools, locks, fixtures, and so forth. The...


Photo: Recycling at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Alan Light/Flickr

13 Unusual Recyclables

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 06, 2014

Can I recycle this? It's a question that comes up often around the house, because the list of what we can't and can't recycle is formidable (We keep a copy on the fridge to help...


Photo: Toshimasa Ishibashi/Flickr

10 Curious Uses for Altoid Tins

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 06, 2014

The Altoid tin is one of the most iconic packages in the world -- or at least, some corners of it. For those who enjoy fresh breath, these "curiously strong" mints are a must-have,...