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Cloth diaper debate

As a new mom, I did a lot of research about using cloth diapers. I read many articles, both pros and cons, of using cloth diapers over disposables.  I have since landed somewhere in the middle.I was lucky enough to have my sister as my…
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Eco-chic alternative to sandwich bags

I am so excited for my newest purchase of ReSnackIt reuseable sandwich and snack bags.  Now that I have to pack lunch for my daughter every morning, I realized how much more plastic baggies we are using.ReSnackIt was created by a Mom who…
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Beautiful earth-friendly Glass gifts

Green Glass Co. makes use of used wine bottles and more to create beautiful glassware and gifts. My favorite is the Beachglass votives, which are unfortunately sold out due to their popularity.  The Cobalt glasses with etched fish are on…
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GOOD GIRL recycled pillows?

GOOD GIRL OATMEAL AND BLACK recycled felt by alexandrafergusonVery cool pillows, made with post-consumer recycled water bottles.Great find on Etsy.com
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Seltzer Maker from Soda Sense

We go through about 5 bottles of seltzer every week in my house.  Although we buy the large bottles and recycle them, it is still a lot of plastic we purchase.I discovered the seltzer maker by Soda Stream.  Check out their online store…
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Plastic veggie bags

Just noticed the plastic bags for fruits and veggies at the grocery store are #2 plastic.
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We have another snow storm coming!

Here is a fun article from Greenopolis.com about eco-friendly snow removal.  With another snowstorm coming, I have no excuse to get a good workout in shoveling!Before of harmful ice melting products.  Those meant for pets are much…
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Discreet Compost Bins

One of my favorite purchases from Amazon has been my Ceramic Compost container for my kitchen.  Food waste makes up a large part of everyone's weekly trash and composting is an easy way to reduce the waste.  I can fill my compost almost…
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Flea Market Finds

Great gallery of ideas from Better Homes & Gardens: "Making something new from something old". My favorite are the ideas for the old mantles~ the headboard looks amazing!
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Excess wrapping paper?

As the holidays come to a close, do you have piles of random wrapping paper scraps? Maybe it's time to create some storage space in the attic and use up some of the random pieces you have been saving. There is a great picture gallery on the…
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Thank you Dell & HP

It makes me so happy to receive a recycling envelope in my box of new printer ink cartridges. Dell makes it so easy to recycle! Not to be outdone, HP is also offering free recycling envelopes for their ink cartridges too. Over 70% of Americans…
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Gift wrap overload

$5 Billion worth of gift wrap is trashed each year.Cut down on the waste and offer your presents in reusable boxes and bags.Decorate your own box, or use a reusable bag as gift wrap.Check out http://www.reusablebags.com/ for ideas.Think beyond…
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Wrapping Paper

When you need to run out and buy more gift wrap, don't splurge on the fancy foil lined paper. It can't be recycled. But all the other wrapping paper and gift bags can be recycled!
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Recycled denim?

Do you have a new pair of jeans on your holiday wish list? I just learned about a program to recycle denim jeans into insulation. Not only would you be helping the environment by reducing waste, but also helping families benefiting from Habitat…
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Christmas Tree: Real or Fake?

Everyone is asking which is more eco-friendly, Real or Fake Christmas trees.Here are some interesting points regarding real Christmas trees... courtesy of ChristmasTree.org* Around 98% of Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms throughout all…
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Broken Christmas Lights?

Are you unpacking your holiday lights only to find out they don't work? You can now send your lights to HolidayLEDS.com to have them recycled, and also get a coupon for 15% off your purchase of LED lights that use less energy and have a lifetime…
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Egg & Cheese sandwich anyone?

I really never paid much attention to the plastic wrappers and bags that fill my shelves. As I finished a package of Thomas's English Muffins, I decided to ask them if their bags are recyclable. The good folks at Thomas's replied back quickly,…
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Baking waste

I made two pies today, apple and pumpkin. My counter was littered with waste...and lots of bowls!I was able to recycle the following items: pumpkin can, evaporated milk can, empty flour bag, apple peels into my compost, and the aluminum foil…
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Thanksgiving extras

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and cook wonderful dishes. It's also a time that many cans are tossed in the garbage. Remember to recycle those cans of cranberry sauce, peas, and pumpkin pie mix...I just learned that you can recycle…
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Still Saving Trees

The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!Here are some random paper items that you can recycle:*Empty paper towel and bath tissue rolls*The…
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Welcome to Random Recycling. A place to learn what else you can do with all the unwanted items in your every day life.