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Recycling in Review, 2013

Recycling in Review, 2013

On November 15, 2013, President Obama issued a proclamation officially establishing November 15th as America Recycles Day. He went on to say, “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans to continue their reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts throughout the … Continue reading

Who Wears Secondhand Clothing?

Who Wears Secondhand Clothing?

If you’re familiar with the secondhand clothing industry, you may have come across the statistic “70% of the world wears secondhand clothes.” It’s a useful figure to show that used clothing is a major part of the lives of billions of people, but what exactly does it mean? Let’s take a closer look. Industry facts … Continue reading

Some Like It Hot – None Like It Expensive

Some Like It Hot – None Like It Expensive

There are plenty of ways to say it, but let’s not complicate things: summer is hot. While your local summer highs likely won’t exceed the record setting 134-degree mark recorded in Furnace Creek, CA in 1913, it might feel that bad at times, and when you blast the air conditioning and seek refuge indoors, you … Continue reading

Going Green… In the Bathroom?

Going Green… In the Bathroom?

Eco-consciousness has made its way into all facets of our lives, including, yes—the bathroom. When drying your hands after a trip to a public bathroom, you’re generating waste if you’re using paper towels. Paper towels might be useful for drying your freshly-washed hands, but they put unnecessary strain on the environment. To produce one ton … Continue reading

Recycle City, USA: America’s Best Recycling Cities

Recycle City, USA: America’s Best Recycling Cities

Recycling is necessary if we’re to preserve our planet, but when recycling becomes a hassle, many people say, “forget it.” For example, cigarette butts are recyclable, and although the process is fairly simple (collect cigarettes, seal them in proper packaging, and ship to TerraCycle), the vast majority of smokers don’t bother to recycle their butts. … Continue reading

Give Thanks, Don’t Trash.

Give Thanks, Don’t Trash.

Like all big holidays, it’s easy to get carried away with decorations and food, resulting in a lot wasted money, headaches and – of course – trash. But there are a few things you can do this Thanksgiving to spend less and reduce waste while still looking great and having a wonderful time spent with … Continue reading