“Made from recycled materials.” Those words are emblazoned on everything from paper products to glassware, but what do they really mean? And what about “pre-consumer” and “post-consumer” labels? Is one better than the other?
The kitchen trash… how much of what goes in there could be recycled? These days, the answer is “a lot.” Curbside recycling programs are getting more and more widespread and picking up a wider variety of items than they did just five years ago. Even smaller cities tend to have recycling centers that can handle what your curbside program can’t. So, here’s our collection of nine no-excuse items that should be recycled. Continue reading
Gone are the days of having just a single trashcan for all household waste. And we couldn’t be happier! As much as we love composting and recycling, however, it can be confusing. We’ve written posts on recycling electronics and about the surprising things you can compost. It’s time to talk about the things that can’t go in the compost pile or recycling bin. Continue reading