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Recycling Mystery: Old Kitchen Glassware

Recycling Mystery: Old Kitchen Glassware

You may have heard the phrase, “glass is infinitely recyclable.” So why isn’t kitchen glassware — drinking glasses, glass dishes, and glass bakeware — accepted by your local recycler? Various additives are used in the manufacture of kitchen glassware, which makes it much more difficult to recycle than common container glass. In fact, it’s so challenging that you’re unlikely to […]

How To Create a Rain Garden

How To Create a Rain Garden

In natural landscapes, rainwater and snowmelt filter down into the ground slowly. This slow infiltration recharges groundwater and filters out contaminants, promoting water quality. A rain garden in your yard can capture and keep vital moisture available for your plants and the local aquifer. In many built areas, pavement, roofs, gutters, compacted soils, and storm drains disrupt groundwater recharge. Instead […]

Recycling Mystery: Metal Lids & Bottle Caps On Glass Containers

Recycling Mystery: Metal Lids & Bottle Caps On Glass Containers

When discarding plastic bottles, many recycling services now prefer you screw plastic tops on before dropping empties in the bin. What do you do with the metal lids on bottles and jars? Recycling practices are not universal and requirements vary — including what to do with lids from glass jars and bottles. With glass, the rules are usually different. We […]

How You Can Help Create A Healthier Ocean By Composting

How You Can Help Create A Healthier Ocean By Composting

Did you know about the direct connection between home composting and the health of our ocean? For many, the tremendous benefits to the ocean may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about composting, but whether you live on the coast or in the middle of the country, embracing nature’s way of recycling really does […]

How To Make Elegant DIY Test Tube Vases With Live Edge Stands

How To Make Elegant DIY Test Tube Vases With Live Edge Stands

Ditch the ordinary, embrace the extraordinary! Made with live-edge, natural wood and cradling delicate plants in glass, test tube vase terrariums bring a touch of magic to your space. Forget boring planters and predictable pots – watch our video below to learn how to build your own stunning live-edge stands, showcasing nature’s beauty with modern design flair. Imagine single flowers […]

What Is the Carbon Footprint of Video Streaming?

What Is the Carbon Footprint of Video Streaming?

Streaming a video is now a widespread activity for many of us. But, what are the carbon emissions associated with this activity? The Carbon Trust reported that the impacts are actually relatively minimal, especially compared to other activities. In the Carbon Impact of Video Streaming, the authors explore the impact of one hour of video streaming. They found that powering […]

Planting a Garden for the Birds

Planting a Garden for the Birds

Birds are the most welcome wildlife in the landscape garden. They are beautiful, musical, interesting to watch. Unlike deer and other large visitors that eat plants, birds can even protect your garden by eating harmful bugs. There are so many reasons to encourage birds to visit or even take up residence in your garden. Fortunately, welcoming birds to your yard […]

Earth911 Podcast: Keel Labs’ Tessa Gallagher Introduces Kelsun Kelp-Based Textiles

Earth911 Podcast: Keel Labs’ Tessa Gallagher Introduces Kelsun Kelp-Based Textiles

The fashion industry is responsible for as much as 10% of annual CO2 emissions and an immense amount of waste that chokes landfills, rivers, and beaches worldwide. Too much of our clothing is made from oil-based textiles, like polyester. Tessa Callaghan, cofounder and CEO of Keel Labs, has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 leader for her contributions to plant-based fashion. […]

Recycling Mystery: Automobile Floor Mats

Recycling Mystery: Automobile Floor Mats

Recycling your automobile floor mats, made from a recyclable thermoelastic polymer (TPE), is challenging due to the unique recycling requirements for the materials. Use this guide to recycle or repurpose these mats effectively, treating the landfill as your last, least attractive option. When we checked a set of WeatherTech mats, the most popular after-market maker of mats, we found they […]

Recycling Mystery: Water Filters

Recycling Mystery: Water Filters

Have you recently switched from bottled water to tap water? It’s a good move, environmentally speaking. Single-use plastics account for 40% of the nearly 350 million metric tons of plastic produced annually across the globe. Coca-Cola alone produces the equivalent of 200,000 water bottles a minute. Many people who forgo bottled water find they don’t like the taste of regular […]

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