Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

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Five Items to Keep Out of the Trash

parks trashEven if you’re a recycling and composting expert, you may find yourself wondering about the trashability or recyclability of certain rather ambiguous items. If they’re any of the following five things, the answer is to keep them away from the garbage pile. Continue reading

Electronic Recycling

f3e24db2_resizedforwebWhat’s one of the least-recycled objects in the average household? The Seattle Times states that only 10% of cellphones get recycled nationwide.

It’s understandable; some people keep old phones to use in case their current one gets lost or broken (which is a GREAT idea, speaking as the girl who left her only phone on the metro last month…).

But if old phones are piling up in your desk drawer, it might be time for a visit to a nearby electronics recycling center. Continue reading