Go Green, Donate your Stuff and Save on Taxes
Created 9/16/2010 9:02:22 AM 
Whether you're replacing your office windows or swapping out your office furniture for something new, always check to see if there is a charity that needs your stuff. Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing it's not just rotting away in the dump and increasing the load on our overcrowded landfills; but it's going to help local charities repair homes, furnish non-profit offices, and other tasks.
Clothes & Shoes Recycling: A New Trend
Created 7/12/2010 9:02:09 AM 
Here's the truth about fashion: It changes quickly. So what do you do when you're stuck with a closet full of barely worn shirts, dresses and shoes? Over 190,000 tons of textiles made their way into Big Apple landfills in 2008 alone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Compost Yourself to Riches
Created 6/7/2010 8:25:45 AM 
The average American family produces more than 500 pounds of leftover organic material every year; composting not only keeps that waste out of methane-generating landfills, it also produces nutrient-rich, fertile, natural soil. Composting may be the right thing to do for the environment, but it can be hard to get around the smell and the mess—particularly for urbanites without expansive yards.
Turn E-waste into Clean Electricity
Created 5/19/2010 8:51:46 AM 
You know how all that plastic crap is piling up in our landfills and polluting our oceans? When you think of recycling electronics, no doubt you imagine the old PC or mobile phone being disassembled, and it’s metal and plastic parts melted down to be repurposed. But for some people, it means reusing the parts to generate energy.
Freeze Your Tires for Profit
Created 5/12/2010 7:56:52 AM 
Currently more than 300 million tires are ditched every year in the U.S. alone, and most of those are simply dumped in landfills or burned for fuel, mainly at cement plants. The world's population is growing and the advent of smaller and cheaper electric cars will likely put more drivers on the road, so unless anything changes drastically the number of discarded tires is bound to grow.
Six Steps to Achieve Zero Waste at Home
Created 4/16/2010 8:06:47 AM 
Zero Waste is more than just a great goal– it’s a practice that’s easier to adopt than you may think. The basic principle is that nothing should be thrown into landfills and everything is somehow reused or repurposed. There’s no better place to take the practical steps towards zero waste than in your own home.
Home Depot for Environmentalists
Created 2/12/2010 8:22:58 AM 
Did you know that over 16,500 tons of building material are thrown out every day in New York City alone? These materials are clogging our landfills, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and creating a need for more materials to be manufactured. Reuse is a logical and environmentally friendly alternative to discarding durable materials. Reuse just makes sense, economically and environmentally.
How to Fix the Planet
Created 12/23/2009 7:53:02 AM 
Repair is recycling! The best way to keep electronics out of landfills is to keep them working longer. Toxic electronic waste is a global problem that we are working to solve. Self repair saves you money and helps the environment!
Build your New House with Old Tires
Created 12/16/2009 7:57:24 AM 
Approximately 300 million used car and truck tires are generated in the U. S. each year. The majority end up in landfills, create fire hazard, insect breeding grounds and rodent habitat. Scrap tires are not only a waste of valuable landfill space but a more serious waste of what is now a viable resource. To illustrate the magnitude of the used tire problem the governments, Solid Waste Management, reports indicate, there is one scrap tire produced for every three people in the United States alone.
Turn your Baby's Crap into Energy
Created 11/18/2009 8:12:49 AM 
Up to now, nappies, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products (AHPS) have been one of the few remaining household items that got straight to landfill or incineration facilitites. AHPs do not belong in landfills. They take 500 years to decompose, they contain human waste and we can salvage the raw materials.

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