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Furniture Line Made From Recycled Cardboard

If you had a dorm or off-campus apartment in college like I did, you probably know how inconvenient it is to buy furniture. After all, you’re often living in these places for less than a year before packing up again … Continue reading

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An “Unprinter” for Laser-Printed Paper

What if you could “unprint” and reuse paper? It may soon be possible. Scientists at the University of Cambridge (England) have developed a method that allows lasers to remove the toner from laser-printed paper. To do this, a green laser … Continue reading

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Recycling Tip: Can You Recycle Address Labels?

One of our readers recently asked us an excellent recycling question: Can I recycle paper that is sticky on the back, like address labels, sticky notes.  If so, can I shred the address labels along with other mail and papers … Continue reading

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New Nokia Smartphone Most Sustainable to Date

Nokia is already one of the best brands for eco-friendly cell phones, but they’re stepping up their game with their latest line of phones. The Nokia 700 is being called “Nokia’s greenest smart phone to date and the industry leader … Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Recycling

Christmas may be over, but if you’re like me, the remnants of the holiday are still scattered around your house. What can you reuse and what can you recycle? Christmas trees: Make sure you recycle your Christmas tree instead of … Continue reading

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Disposable Coffee Cup Eliminates Plastic Lid

Whether your coffee cup is made from paper or Styrofoam, the lid is probably plastic. And we all know how bad plastic can be for the environment… A company called Compleat seeks to change this with a lidless disposable coffee … Continue reading

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Is Your Newspaper Printed on Recycled Paper?

Starting this week, The National, a newspaper serving the United Arab Emirates, will be printed on 100 percent recycled paper. Because no company in the UAE produces a sufficient volume of recycled paper for the National, the paper is currently … Continue reading

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Canada Switches to Plastic Currancy

Coins are heavy, paper bills tear, and checkbooks are obsolete. Credit and debit cards may be convenient, but identity theft and irresponsible spending is a growing concern. Enter: Paper Money Believe it or not, it’s already used in 30 or … Continue reading

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History of Recycling (Infographic)

Today (November 15) is America Recycles Day, an annual event launched in 1997 by Keep America Beautiful. It is currently the only nationally-recognized day devoted to recycling in the United States. In honor of the day, here is an infographic … Continue reading

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Recycling Tip: Can You Recycle Sticky Notes?

Does anyone else have a Post-It Note obsession? I do, but I come by it honestly—one year my mom told me that she wanted Post-It Notes in interesting shapes and colors for Mother’s Day. I had a lot of fun … Continue reading

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