Did you know still today that 90% of all products shipped in the united states are still being sent using cardboard packaging? If you don’t believe this just try to remember the last product that you got that wasn’t sent in a cardboard box. If you have a lot of cardboard material laying around your house for St Patrick's day this article will tell some tips of how to reuse them for this holiday.
It’s time to get a new sofa! Maybe the kids have moved out and you’re ready for one that hasn’t been jumped on, or it’s just taken way too many years of wear and tear. And a new sofa is a great feeling! The average lifespan of a sofa is 7 years. Do you need to toss or replace a couch? And what’s the best way to do it? It’s important to keep old furniture out of landfills and creating more waste. Read on to learn our eco-friendly guide to enjoying your new furniture and how to best get rid of your old one:
While we are very used to recycling milk cartons, yogurt tubs and glass bottles, there are a host of things in your home that you perhaps didn’t know that you can recycle, especially as you undertake a junk cleanout. Read below about some of the things that you can recycle and put to good use instead of tossing.
After any renovation project or household clean up, you may find that you have several items that are hazardous to dispose of by simply disposing of them in the trash. It’s important that you stay aware of your city’s guidelines on how to dispose of household hazardous waste. The expired paint, old weed killer, and dead batteries may pose a risk to the community by leaking chemicals or catching fire.
With Marie Kondo Fever hitting the entire nation, we are now getting more motivated to get rid of our junk, declutter our spaces, and live in areas that give us peace of mind. It's good for our minds and bodies, and sometimes even our relationships with our families, ourselves -- and our stuff!
If you're new to decluttering or it's been a while, here are some great tips that can serve as a great refresher or give you a head start on how to declutter your space -- just in time for that spring clean!
As we head into spring, you may be thinking of doing some spring cleaning and getting rid of items in your space. It's easier -- and more important! -- than ever to recycle your junk. Not only is it good for the environment, it can create jobs more than usual waste. Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; landfilling 10,000 tons of waste creates six jobs; recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs.
Do you have some old junk laying around that needs to be put to good use? Or perhaps you’re hoping to save some money on gifts this Valentine’s Day?
The good news is that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to repurpose your old stuff! There are a plethora of creative DIY Valentine’s Day gifts that will not only impress your sweetheart but also lower your environmental impact. Read on for repurposed Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself!
Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash once you drop it off at the curb?
We’re producing more trash than ever today. In fact, the amount of trash produced in America has tripled since 1960. At the same time, we’ve made strides in recycling and composting efforts. Nearly half of our trash is recycled, composted, or reused in some way. Still, the other half--over 250 million tons of trash per year--remain in landfills. Before all of this trash is recycled or taken to a landfill, however, it goes through quite the journey. Read on to learn more about this process!
Your holiday candy is gone, your Christmas lights are down, and you are making plans for the New Year. But there’s one item left on your to-do list: you still need to get rid of your Christmas tree.
Disposing of a Christmas tree can be frustrating. It seems wasteful to throw it away, but there aren’t always a lot of obvious options to recycle it responsibly either.
If you are selling your home or would like to install a new wood stove you are required by law, in the state of Oregon, to destroy and dispose of the wood stove. There are several ways to responsibly dispose of a wood stove.
In 2009, the Oregon Legislature passed these laws to protect people from the fire hazard and unhealthy smoke pollution that uncertified wood stoves create. There is no way to get an uncertified wood stove certified. Removal is your best option. Here are some important things to know when it comes to uncertified wood stove removal.