Around week 4 of the “recycling bin” challenge, a light bulb turned on. Instead of throwing the mail envelops, papers and toilet and paper towel rolls in the recycling bin I can place it in the compost bin. I have … Continue reading From the recycling bin to the compost bin
If you live, commute thru, or work at or near Tequesta, FL and you are interested in the topic of zero waste you have to go visit the One World Zero Waste Store. They don’t only have all the essential … Continue reading One World Zero Waste Store – Tequesta, FL
The purpose of the recycling bin challenge is to reduce the number of items in my recycling bin without creating new waste. I used to fill one 65-Gallon recycling cart to the top on a weekly basis before I started … Continue reading Recycling Bin Challenge 2019 – January Update
First of all, what is mulch? Mulch is when the woody thicker branches that can’t easily compose are passed through a shredder to “cut” them into smaller pieces. When you have many of this smaller woody pieces you get mulch. … Continue reading Free Organic Mulch – Plantation, FL
Paper bags and Plastic bags both require different resources to be manufactured and they both have different impacts on the environment. According to the City of Fort Lauderdale, plastic bags use 70% less energy to be manufactured than paper bags. However, … Continue reading Reusable Bags
Yes, they are. They are one of the few plastics that actually can get recycled back into shopping plastic bags. However is not as simple as throwing your plastic bottle in the recycling bin. In fact, throwing plastic bags in … Continue reading Are shopping plastic bags recyclable?
When we throw items in the recycling bin, our cities collect them, and we don’t see them again. As I have mentioned in other articles, the “recyclables” don’t get sorted and shipped back to the manufacturers for them to reuse … Continue reading Why is the Recycling Bin Challenge Relevant to Reducing Waste?