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19 Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers

Recycle and Reuse - Get Organized!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:44 PM

A set of great ideas and uses for those plastic containers that always pile up.  Reduce your waste stream and find more utility in your "trash".

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Phil Williams

How to Build a Grey Water Wetland

DIY water conservation
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:39 PM

How much almost clean water is wasted down sinks, washing machines, and showers? At my house, my wife and I use thirty to forty gallons a day, but the typical household can use up to 200 gallons. It is poor house design to not take into account reusing grey water in a safe effective way. I decided to rectify this situation at my own home. Please bear in mind that you may have local codes and ordinances against grey water systems. » Read more

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14 Genius Ways To Recycle Used Coffee Grounds

More than just the morning stimulant
Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 2:44 PM

Here are 14 great ways to use spent coffee grounds in the garden and around the home. » Read more

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12 Ways to Repurpose Soda Cans

Cheap & green uses
Monday, June 9, 2014, 3:39 PM

A lot of great ideas on how to use recycled cans and re-purpose a useful resource that you find along the roadside.

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How to reuse silica gel packets

A multitude of household uses
Monday, February 24, 2014, 4:12 PM

A great list of ideas for using silica gel desiccant packs.  Another way to re-use and reduce your waste stream.

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Creating a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Tips and ideas to reduce your kitchen waste stream
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11:31 AM

A great set of tips and information on how to make your kitchen space and activities less wasteful and reduce you trash generation.

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Old Jeans - Recycle time!

25 Wonderful Ways to Recycle Your Old Denim Jeans

Great ways to recycle and upcycle your old denim
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 1:59 PM

A great list of ideas on how to reuse those old jeans taking up space in the closet.

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That water from your shower?

It could water your garden
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 9:32 PM

Make better use of water by setting up greywater collection systems.  Good for the garden and the pocketbook.

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Converting an Old Refrigerator into a Root Cellar

Give that old fridge new life as a root cellar
Monday, December 10, 2012, 8:31 PM

Keep an eye out for that old refrigerator and build yourself an inexpensive way to store your produce through the winter.

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Patagonia to Shoppers: Don’t Shop if You Don’t Need To

A different kind of message
Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:03 PM

Learn about how Patagonia is sending a different message this holiday season.