Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

How to properly clean out cand

How to properly clean out candle jars for recycling and reuse

If you’ve embraced zero-waste living choices, then you already know that reusing jars and bottles is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. However, some containers prove much more difficult to clean out, even if you do want to repurpose them. An example of this is candle jars—many of them Read More...

“Mount Recyclemore” brings

“Mount Recyclemore” brings attention to the dangerous issue of e-waste

The leaders of the world’s leading democracies who attended the G7 Summit in Cornwall last month were welcomed by a statement art installation called “Mount Recyclemore.” The piece featured the likeness of each of the seven world leaders in attendance, all made from discarded electronics. To Read More...

Volunteers in Myanmar build a

Volunteers in Myanmar build a library for orphans out of discarded plastic

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River intercepts an estimated 119 tons of plastic waste per day, making it one of the most polluted waterways in the world. It is not uncommon to see plastic waste littered on the country’s roadsides and clogging up sewage drains. The excess of plastic litter inspired Read More...

5 Ways to maintain an eco-frie

5 Ways to maintain an eco-friendly kitchen

The choices we make in the kitchen have a huge impact on the environment. Luckily, the eco-conscious movement is catching on and more people are prioritizing “going green” in their homes. Here are five tips to go green in your own kitchen. Recycle. Most people already have a good idea of why Read More...

How to cook using your old Chr

How to cook using your old Christmas tree

The early days of January are the time of year where we start seeing old Christmas trees lying on the side of the road, but if you have yet to toss out your old tree, Julia Georgallis has a recommendation for you: try eating it! In her new book titled How to Eat Your Christmas Tree, Georgallis Read More...

The North Face is expanding th

The North Face is expanding their Renewed program to promote sustainability

Pioneered by outdoor brands such as Patagonia, REI, and Osprey, more clothing companies are taking a closer look at how they can make their products more sustainable. The North Face is revamping its North Face Renewed program to invest more in circular design principles and Read More...

Your old mattress isn’t tras

Your old mattress isn’t trash. Here’s how to donate or recycle it

Some items are easy to recycle, like a plastic bottle or newspaper. Other things are a lot more difficult, simply because they probably won’t fit in your average recycling bin—like a king-size mattress, for instance. Believe it or not, recycling your used mattress is easier than you think, Read More...

New initiative in Istanbul off

New initiative in Istanbul offers metro money for recycling

What better way to motivate people to recycle than offering subway money for it. That's the idea in Istanbul as the Turkish capital has moved forward with a plan to install “reverse vending machines” at metro stations that allow passengers to add credit to their subway cards simply by inserting Read More...

Asphalt, not glass or plastic,

Asphalt, not glass or plastic, is most recycled product in US

A study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration found that a little over 99% of all asphalt used is recycled– making it the most recycled material in the US. In addition to the recycling of asphalt, environmentally friendly warm–mix asphalt’s use has grown more than 148% since Read More...

The subtleties of sage

The subtleties of sage

Alex Lin is fixing old computers - and the planet. | April 2008 issue Alex Lin, a 14-year-old living in ­Westerly, Rhode Island, is like most kids today. He plays sports, hangs out with friends and worries about the future of the Earth. But unlike most teenagers—or people of any age—he’s Read More...