A law went into effect on January 1st that prohibits private and public waste haulers and transporters in New York from collecting electronic waste unless it is destined to be..
With our current technology, it’s not uncommon to throw away an entire device because of a broken part. But what if the part in question fixed itself before you even..
Credit: Compleat Whether your coffee cup is made from paper or Styrofoam, the lid is probably plastic. And we all know how bad plastic can be for the environment… A..
Photo Credit: Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 A new shopping mall in London was built from standard-sized recycled shipping containers. Boxpark Shopping Mall was made from about 60 containers that are..
Photo Credit: Treehugger Sunnyvale and Monterey are joining 14 other jurisdictions in California to ban plastic shopping bags. Retailers and grocery stores will be banned from handing out plastic bags,..
As fun and exciting as Christmas is, you can’t deny the amount of consumption that happens around the holidays. Between gifts, trees, and decorations, it’s a disaster for the environment!..
Electronics, paper, glass, plastic, and metal are all common items to recycle. But have you give much thought to how cars are recycled? Something has to be done with those..
Credit: MomGoesGreen.com Though a partnership with Dart Container Corporation, several of the most densely populated areas in the Mid-Atlantic region are adding polystyrene recycling to their waste management programs. Polystyrene,..
Coins are heavy, paper bills tear, and checkbooks are obsolete. Enter: Paper Money Believe it or not, it’s already used in 30 or so countries. It’s durable, recyclable, and difficult..
Today (November 15) is America Recycles Day, an annual event launched in 1997 by Keep America Beautiful. It is currently the only nationally-recognized day devoted to recycling in the United..
With metal prices on the rise, Olympic officials had to get a little creative when designing the 2010 medals. Luckily there is a valuable source of precious metal right under..
Does anyone else have a Post-It Note obsession? I do, but I come by it honestly—one year my mom told me that she wanted Post-It Notes in interesting shapes and..
Credit: LA Times Blog The Waldorf School of Orange County recently expanded with a new building created out of recycled shipping containers. The design is called “Eco Classroom Architecture” and..
Credit: MomGoesGreen.com In June, we asked: “Will California ban Styrofoam to-go containers?” Well it still hasn’t been decided. The law bill has been placed on hold and won’t be voted..
Do you recycle your Starbucks cup? Does your local coffee shop even offer that option? All of the 8.2 million paper cups of coffee that Starbucks sells each day can..
Yet another city wants to ban the plastic bag? We’re not complaining. Laguna Beach is the latest city to jump on the bandwagon to ban the single-use plastic bags distributed..
Photo Credit: Treehugger Paper or plastic? Shoppers in Los Angeles may soon have neither option. On Tuesday, an L.A. councilman proposed a ban on all single use paper and plastic..
Recycling in Minneapolis has expanded to include all businesses, workplaces, and places of worship. The new ordinance requires: Regular recycling collection (at least twice a month) for all recyclable materials..
You’ve heard that the newspaper is dead, right? That may not be the case for much longer. Due to newly-discovered bacteria, old newspapers could potentially be converted into butanol, a..
Every couple of days, I journey to my mailbox—inconveniently located on the opposite side of the apartment complex—and empty my junk mail straight into the recycling bin. I do pretty..
It came with approximately 5 million metal twist ties holding the doll in the perfect position—in addition to the layers of clamsheWhen I was young, I always received at least..
Illinois recently expanded its electronics recycling law to include more items, increase recycling goals for state manufacturers, and enforce stronger penalties for those who don’t follow the law. Computer monitors,..
Would you wear shoes made out of e-waste? Credit: PCBCreations on Etsy We’ve seen some interesting e-waste creations, but this is one of the few practical ones. Or it would..
This 82-foot-tall tower was built with over 30,000 used books. Isn’t it an amazing concept? Image Credit: Estrella Herrera/Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires This modern “Tower of Babel”..
Photo Credit: Treehugger In an effort to reduce plastic waste in landfills, Portland jumped on the bandwagon and banned single-use plastic bags from major grocers and retailers. This law will..
Photo Credit: Earth911.com: Amanda_Wills In an effort to stop using plastic bags, I’ve accumulated 9 billion reusable ones. Does that sound familiar? When I learned exactly how bad plastic bags..
Puma, a German sports and shoe company, is on a mission to reduce its carbon footprint. It recently unveiled “Clever Little Shopper,” a new reusable shopping bag made out of..
If Styrofoam cups could be recycled, would disposable products be less of an environmental problem? Many people spot the 6 in the triangle on the bottom of a Styrofoam cup..
Ever since the electronics recycling program in California began 6 years ago, one billion pounds of electronics have been recycled. This is more than any other state and amounts to..
Photo Credit: MatterNetwork.com Because I like playing Devil’s Advocate, I couldn’t resist sharing this article about how biodegradable plastics can harm the environment. In a nutshell, a new analysis shows..
Photo Credit: Sessions.edu Do you recycle your plastic water bottles? If so, you’re in the minority. Surprising, right? Earth 911 claims that only 27 percent of plastic water bottles in..
Credit: MomGoesGreen.com When was the last time you took home leftovers from a restaurant? Did you bring the extra food home in a Styrofoam container? Styrofoam (a type of polystyrene..
North Carolina recently passed a law to ban some electronics, including printers, computer equipment, and televisions from entering landfills, according to WBTV. The law will go into effect on July..
Photo Credit: The Jakarta Globe It bothers 15-year-old Ega Sribuarti– a high school student in Bogor, Indonesia–to see her friends charge their cell phones in class. “I think it’s almost..
Photo Credit: Sessions.edu We’ve all been told to give up bottled water, but no one wants to do it. It’s convenient! It tastes better! Isn’t bottled water better than tap?..
This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on..