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The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Greener Kitchen

When setting out to create a greener kitchen and home it’s hard to know where to start. Information overload is definitely a problem. Five minutes on Google and suddenly I have 42 checklists, 700 “green” products to buy, and if I don’t make the…

Yes, Plastic Bag Recycling Is Possible — What To Know

As plastic bags continue to get banned across the nation and world — San Diego is the latest major U.S. city to ban plastic bags — they’ve started to feel like public enemy no. 1. They’re known for ending up in oceans, looking unsightly in tree…

Seabin Project Aims To Reduce Ocean Pollution

Have you heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s a huge pile of garbage that’s located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – and it’s larger than the great state of Texas. Sadly, there are millions of tons of garbage that have collected i…

Are Electric Toothbrushes And Razors Recyclable?

Electric toothbrushes keep our pearly whites sparkling while electric razors keep our mugs freshly shaven. Each of these evolutionary products, powered by batteries, has a lifespan of their own.  So do you do when that electric toothbrush won’t…

Urban Gardening: Micro Food Producers

Cities face immense challenges when creating attractive green spaces for their inhabitants, striving to create beautiful, engaging public space while also walking the narrow tightrope of budget and resource allocation. Formerly, city landscaping…

Recycling Tips For Home? We’ve Got ‘Em!

I’m constantly reassessing how our family is doing on the waste and recycling front. Living a life that is as thoughtful as possible is very important to me; being kind to our planet is a big part of that. I’m also mindful that teaching the…

Mixed Feelings On Mixed Waste, Still

It sounded like a win-win scenario for scrap processors, consumers, cities, and busy households: A process that would collect all waste and recycling in one bin, then send it to a facility to sort the valuable recyclables from the everyday food and…

Looking To Recycle Your Satellite TV Dish? Read This First.

Satellite TV dishes – they can be as common-place as mailboxes and chimneys.  According to the Satellite Industry Association, there are approximately 200 million satellite TV subscribers worldwide.  And with each subscriber is a satellite dish of….

Join The Live Plastic Free July Challenge

If you’ve been reading Earth911 for very long, you’ll know that we like to focus on how to live plastic free and how it can have a huge impact on our environment – in a positive way. Plastic was designed to last forever – to never break down….

How To Make Less Trash The Simple Way

What the heck does it mean to live a zero waste lifestyle? Can I really not make any trash? Don’t let the term fool you. Zero waste is actually an industrial term referring to a circular based economy in which all processes of design (the plan for……