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4 Clever Ways to Encourage Your Children to Recycle

As we all know, recycling is crucial when it comes to caring for our planet — and instilling this responsibility in children when they are young is a surefire way to encourage them to do it for years to come. But how can we do this without it being…..

Composting Toilets: How Your Waste Becomes Black Gold

It was finally my turn. After standing under the blazing sun in the September heat, I opened the door to the port-a-potty. A blast of the most putrid, horrid smell hit me like a ton of bricks. And that experience is exactly what crossed my mind the…

Eco-Friendly July 4th Ideas Worth Celebrating, Too

The Fourth of July usually doesn’t conjure up images of being eco-friendly, but there’s nothing that says you can’t strive to be the freest of free — sustainable — on this day celebrating American independence. From celebration to cuisine, we…

6 Simple Swaps for a Green 4th of July 

Party like it’s 1776 — well, with a few upgrades — and go green for your Fourth of July celebration this year. We’ve made it simple for you. Here are six sustainable swaps to follow this Independence Day. 1. Think Recyclable, Not…

5 Strategies for Recycling on the Go

Most of us have developed pretty good systems for recycling and composting at home, but recycling on the go is a different story. This typically requires advance planning and foresight, which starts with booking hotels, planning meals, and packing…

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned About Recycling from a Pew Study

Did you know that the gap between the state that recycles the most and the one that recycles the least is a whopping 49 percent? Or that almost every lead-acid car battery in this country gets recycled? We learned this — and a whole lot more — by…

5-Step Guide to Treecycling

With treecycling information for more than 85 percent of the U.S. population, Earth911 boasts the most comprehensive Treecycling Directory in the country. Considering the U.S. EPA estimates 20 percent of our municipal solid waste is already…

3 DIY Compost Bin Designs You Can Make This Weekend

Composting yard waste and kitchen scraps is a great way to recycle nutrients and divert waste from landfills. There are many ways to make a DIY compost bin with reusable materials. Fall is a great time to get started, because leaves in compost…

3 Ways To Eliminate Food Waste Before It Reaches The Compost

The struggles with going zero waste sometimes feel endless, and food waste is no exception. When I first went zero waste, I didn’t make anything at home; I just bought a lot of food products in recyclable packaging. Baby steps. My salad would be…

When Is Composting Better Than Recycling?

It’s a testament to our increased awareness of waste management and environmental issues that we now often have several options at hand when it comes to getting rid of things that have outlived their purpose — reuse, recycling, composting,…