Beverage Container Showdown: Plastic vs. Glass vs. Aluminum

With spring bursting out, it’s hard not to spend every …

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Recycling Mystery: Windows

One of the common misconceptions in curbside recycling is that …

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Dos and Don’ts of Glass Recycling

Glass is one of the most complicated materials commonly accepted …

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Beverage Container Showdown: Plastic vs. Glass vs. Aluminum

With summer winding down, it’s hard not to spend every waking (and maybe non-waking) minute outside. That means a whole lot of hikes, cookouts and outdoor fun. You’ve got a handle on green camping hacks and eco-friendly picnic…

How Many Times Can That Be Recycled?

I used to think that plastic water bottles could be infinitely recycled, that every time I tossed one into the blue bin, it eventually came out to be another plastic bottle. As it turns out, that’s not the case. Some materials can be recycled…

Countertops Give Glass a Second Life

Recycled glass countertops have become an attractive and eco-friendly alternative to materials like laminates, butcher block and granite counters.

How Does a Junked Car Get Recycled?

Approximately 95 percent of vehicles retired from U.S. roadways are recycled each year, according to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and that’s a lot of vehicles, since each year 12 million of them reach the end of their useful lives. But…

Make Plant and Candle Holders from Baby Food Jars

We tasked our first Reuse Design Contest winner, Laura Russell, to cook up a reuse solution for used baby food jars in response to a frequently asked reader question on Earth911′s Facebook page. Check out the full tutorial.

Marine Corps Base Ramps Up Recycling Efforts

They do their part to protect the country. Now they’re doing their part to protect the environment.

Levi’s Turns Bottles, Food Trays into Jeans

Soon the plastic from your water bottle might make it into your jeans. Last year, Americans consumed 9.1 billion gallons of bottled water. They also spent $13.8 billion on jeans. Levi Strauss decided to capitalize on both figures for a new pair of…