Archive for August, 2007

Weekly Trashed

This one is simple compared to some of the cardboard catastrophes from previous weeks. An unbroken down box (recyclable) of bottled water (don’t get me started), filled with trash and on its way to the landfill. I also think that’s a brown paper bag stuffed in there, which is both reusable and recyclable. Makes you […]

I just got the September edition of “Water Lines“, Mount Pleasant Waterworks newsletter, and they have a great list of water saving tips that I thought I’d share. And I have to say, I love the fact that an organization that makes money from the amount of water we use is encouraging us to conserve. […]

Go Green with Cloth Napkins

One of the first really green things we did was to reduce our dependence on non-essential paper waste. This included paper towels, cups, plates, toilet paper, tissue, and napkins. Paper accounts for the largest amount of solid waste in landfills, and we wanted to reduce that. So, Jen picked up 16 cloth napkins and put […]

Thanks to everyone who participated in our cardboard recycling poll. We had 50 responses at the time of this post, and I’m very impressed with the results. It seems most of us are recycling our cardboard, despite not having curbside pickup. Keep it up, and let’s keep that cardboard out of the landfill. I’ve spoken […]

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been storing my paperboard packaging containers in a milk crate as research for an upcoming post. When I emptied the crate into my blue bin last night, I noticed that the resin identification code was a #2. That means the crate is made from High Density Polyethylene, and can […]

Green News and Notes

Here are a few interesting and newsworthy links from the outer reaches of the green Web… Looking for ways to make your office more green? Check out Xerox’s new eco-friendly office paper. It’s cheap and uses half has many trees as traditional office paper. Football season is almost here and for many that means tailgate […]

Weekly Trashed

Recycling cardboard isn’t that difficult, even if the county won’t pick it up for us. There’s a drop site just 1 mile from my neighborhood, which I use once a month. Yet every week I see house after house after house of people killing trees. And for what – to save time? I don’t buy […]

Must See Eco TV

I just finished watching an awesome show on the Discovery Science Channel called “Eco-Tech.” I stumbled across the “Zero Waste” episode yesterday and queued it up to record. The content they covered was amazing…! A company called TerraCycle has developed a system where garbage is eaten and processed by worms to make “worm poop” fertilizer […]

Recycle Your Old Phone Books

Yesterday there was a surprise on my front porch – brand new phone books! They were so nice and clean, with not a folded corner or ripped cover in sight. Since I don’t like clutter, I immediately removed last year’s books from the shelf, and replaced them with the new ones. Done deal, right? Wrong. […]

Over at Blue Ion, Charleston’s high performance interactive branding firm, they posted about how they’ve begun to take recycling a little more seriously. Awesome! Small businesses are at a disadvantage because they often don’t have curbside pickup available, and simply can’t afford a service like Fisher Recycling. Blue Ion has taken the initiative by providing […]

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