6 Retailers with Impressive Recycling Programs

April 10, 2017 by  
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Although many common household items are easy for most of us to recycle through municipalities, others are more complicated. Some retailers have stepped up by offering recycling programs to encourage wider participation. These six retailers that…

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Broken Is The New New: Ways To Repurpose Household Items

July 8, 2015 by  
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Broken items around the house can’t be prevented. What can be avoided, though, is sending those common broken household items to the trash. A little ingenuity and crafting can repurpose household items from around the home into brilliant ideas to…

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Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

January 21, 2015 by  
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Trying to get your house organized for the new year can cost a pretty penny, what with buying new bins, racks, baskets, etc. But there’s a better way to clean out your home without cleaning out your wallet – upcycling! All of your seasonal clothing, bulky kitchen supplies, and any stray bits and bobs can be efficiently stored and organized using repurposed or upcycled household items. To get your creative gears grinding, take a look at HomeTalk’s clipboard of Upcycled Clutter Busters for clever organizing ideas using upcycled household items. Whether you’re trying to corral your kitchen clutter, make some sense of your closet, or bring order to your desk, these ideas will help you find the perfect unassuming empty container to turn into beautiful, functional storage! + Upcycled Clutter Busters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clutter busters , DIY , diy home ideas , home ideas , home organization , hometalk , organized home , upcycled organization

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

December 16, 2012 by  
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If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the most mundane household items into fun gift wrap and tags that your friends and family will love. Our list demonstrates how just about anything can be given new life, including chip bags, children’s art, reusable shopping bags and t-shirts. Hit the jump to learn more and get inspired to make your own recycled gift wrap . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , eco holidays , gift guide , gift tags , gift wrap , green holidays , holidays , household items used as gift wrap , Recycled Materials , sustainable gifts

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Retailer Launches World’s First Vacuum Recycling Website

October 23, 2012 by  
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There are certain household items that you might never think about recycling until they break down. Because of the complexity of a vacuum’s parts, your local recycling options might be limited, but one new Washington D.C. company thinks it’s up to…

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Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified Common Toothbrush

September 7, 2012 by  
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Toothbrush photo from Shutterstock When it comes to sheer ingenuity, you can’t beat the geniuses at NASA . After all, these are the people that put the Curiosity Rover on Mars , men on the moon and improvised a way to adapt Apollo 13′s square carbon dioxide scrubber cartridges to fit the Lunar Module’s round cartridges using nothing but the scant materials on board. Their latest feat is just as impressive – for the past week, astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide have been unable to install a new main bus switching unit (MBSU) on the International Space Station due to stuck bolts. However a brainstorming session at NASA’s Johnson Space Center yielded a solution, and it involved the use of a common household item – a toothbrush! Read the rest of Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified Common Toothbrush Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , astronauts , curiosity rover , household items , international space station , MSBU , nasa , recycling , Solar Power

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Medieval Barn in Essex Transformed into a 21st-Century Home with Artist Studios

September 7, 2012 by  
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HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

July 25, 2012 by  
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Maine Launches the First Commercial Tidal Power Project in the US!

July 25, 2012 by  
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Each day, 100 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy between Maine and Canada with the force of 8,000 locomotives, creating a tidal change of up to 50 feet or more. Now Ocean Renewables Power Company (ORPC) has announced plans to tap this enormous resource by working with The Department of Energy to launch the United States’ first commercial grid-tied tidal power project! The TidGen Cobscook Bay project will generate up to 3 megawatts, which is enough electricity to provide 1,200 Maine homes and businesses with tidal energy. Read the rest of Maine Launches the First Commercial Tidal Power Project in the US! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cobscook Bay , Eastport Maine , Ocean Renewables Power Company , ORPC , The Department of Energy , tidal energy , tidal power , TidGen Power System

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