Tag Archives: Recycle

When do you typically decorate for the Holidays? I love how every family has a different timeline and tradition for decorations.  We begin decorating the day after Thanksgiving and gradually add ornaments and decorations over the following weeks.   A couple years ago we made the switch to all LED Christmas lights which are “supposed” […]

According to the EPA waste increases by nearly 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years- accounting for a million tons per week of additional garbage.  Let that sink in a little bit- one MILLION tons per week!!! Most of this is wrapping, bows, boxes, gift bags, etc.  YIKES!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately most gift wrap cannot be recycled- only […]

Did you know the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that 2 BILLION disposable razors a year are thrown away?!?! I can’t even wrap my mind around what that looks like.  Those razors are most likely never going to breakdown- and that doesn’t even count the disposable razor blade heads on refillable razors! Fortunately, there are […]

I recently attended a summer festival that had the most incredible “Green Team” helping to clean up the festival. The group is called the Eco Defenders. I was amazed to learn that through the volunteer group’s careful sorting of waste throughout the day of the festival, they were able to convert over 5000+ people’s worth […]

Our society is dumpster-happy.  Millions of items are thrown away every day that are perfectly useable.  I live in a 3rd floor apartment and can see into our dumpster and my heart breaks over the items I see thrown out.  This week we’re going to look at another “R”-  we’ve covered reduce, we’ve covered refuse, […]

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