How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

You may be familiar with the motto from the environmental movement, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” These three actions are focused on reducing waste, whether through the conservation of raw materials and energy, or the reuse and recycling of products. You can do your part in reducing waste by watching what you buy, by supplying your own(…)


How to Recycle Nespresso Pods

Nespresso machines are convenient and easy to use. Unfortunately, you can’t throw your used pods in with your regular recycling—they’re too small for most recycling machines and they’re made out of a unique plastic and aluminum that most recycling plants can’t process. Luckily, Nespresso offers several free and easy to use methods to responsibly dispose(…)


How to Recycle Towels

Fabric is a great resource, even if it’s a worn-out towel. Old towels have plenty of life left in them, so put them to good use to avoid waste. You could turn old towels into things to use around your house, including mats and clothing. If you don’t need to save the cloth for yourself,(…)


How to Recycle Shredded Paper

Shredding your documents is important to help you protect your personal information from possible identity theft. However, many areas don’t allow you to add shredded paper to your recycling bin since it can get caught in the machines. If you want to properly recycle your shredded paper, check with your city’s waste management facility to(…)


How to Recycle Clothes

Recycling is often associated with collecting and reusing paper, plastic, and glass. But you can also recycle your clothes! You may think it would be easier to simply discard unwanted clothing, but clothes can clog up landfills and harm the environment, too. Whether you donate, swap, sell, or repurpose, no matter what condition your clothing(…)


Recycle Old Headphones

I made these earrings using my old headphones. Follow along and create your own or they can be a gift. Nothing beats handmade. Let’s Go! Gather Materials Items needed to make earrings: Old Headphones – I used my old Apple EarPods6 Jump Rings2 Earring Hooks2 Eye Pins2 Crimp Beads – I found these …By: JannelleB(…)


How to Recycle Running Shoes

Running shoes don’t last forever. But once you get a new pair, what do you do with your old, worn-out sneakers? Often they pile up in your closet or end up in the landfill, but that’s not the only possible fate for your old shoes. You can recycle them so the materials will get reused,(…)


How to Recycle Shoe Boxes

Shoeboxes can easily become clutter if you keep them in your closet, but they could look great in other places of your home. If you’re not ready to send them to off to your municipal recycling service, you can use them for personal storage, keep them in a children’s playroom, or decorate your walls. EditSteps(…)


How to Recycle Textiles

No matter how well you take care of your clothes, eventually some items become stained, torn, or just worn out. The same is true of towels, linens, and other textile products. Rather than let these things end up in a landfill, you can donate items in good condition to a thrift store and give the(…)