An info-graphic on recycling and 3 easy steps to minimize the waste you throw away.
The following is a guest “Wednesday on Waste” post from Brenda Pike at PragmaticEnvironmentalism.com.
10 ways to save money while saving waste
Which toilet paper is greenest — and cheapest? Win a case of recycled TP, too.
Do YOU have city composting?
Cycling is good for the environment. Except for the stuff you have to get rid of afterward ….
Have you seen the commercial for the new Kleenex Hand Towels? You’ll recognize it if you look at the Web site here.
Responses to a reader’s question about what to do with unwanted CD or DVD/Blu-ray cases.
For many years, I’ve lived in cities that have some type of recycling program. Sometimes I wish our city recycled more types of materials, but we are fortunate to be in an urban area where a truck picks up our recyclable waste every two weeks. Others aren’t so fortunate. Some people have to drive their stuff to a central municipal site for recycling. Others don’t have recycling at all — such as a friend living in South America, in a city where, she notes, people drink tons of soda in plastic bottles … and then throw them all away.
This week, I’ll just mention a few posts around the blogosphere that caught my eye. Mandatory composting Crunchy Chicken wrote about San Francisco having mandatory composting – wow! I wish our city would go that direction — not so much to fine scofflaws, but to make it available to all. I also appreciated her comment that:
Hazardous waste. You live green; you avoid it, right? Sure … but odds are good that you might have batteries, empty printer cartridges, burned out CFL bulbs, or some old cleaning products or garden chemicals, either purchased before you cleaned up your ways, or left behind by a former resident of your home. We recently went through the process of handing over a few toxic items to our city’s hazardous waste disposal. In the past, our city’s solid waste department would come collect these items for free. Now, you have to sign up ahead of time for a collection and pay $20 to have items picked up, or to drop them off at a collection center yourself. It’s a hassle, but worthwhile to keep items out of the landfill.
For the next few weeks, I’m going to look on Wednesdays at various types of waste and how we can better dispose of these items — or prevent them from happening.
DivaCup winner named!
Denver’s city compost program continues, and how to get started with composting.
Trash picking and recycling large garbage
Things are busy around here, and I continue to have some issues with auto-publishing — so here’s a post I meant to have out last week, better late than never! This week, I loved these blog posts – hope you will too!
Save Denver’s city compost program!
Want to join the Weekend Winterizing Challenge? Read all about it here. We’ve owned two homes in the past nine years, and lived in plenty of rentals. Thus, I’ve experienced a whole slew of window options. In turn, I’ve seen a lot of ways to add insulating power to those windows:
‘Tis the season for winterizing. In addition to our challenge, there is a lot of great information on the Web. If you want to look beyond today’s earlier post on winterizing windows, I came across this post on some non-heating ways to save energy in the winter.
To help motivate myself — and you — to get into a winter energy-saving mindset, I’m collaborating with Jennie Dorris, who writes Denver’s 5280 Magazine’s Cheap Thrills blog, to put together an eight-week Weekend Winterizing Challenge. Join now! The rules are simple …