By Becky Striepe on August 20, 2012
Atlanta’s historic bar, Manuel’s Tavern, recently announced that its new recycling program has reduced their trash output by one dumpster per week. Adding recycling to their waste disposal is helping them reduce their impact on the landfill and saving them money at the same time. Here in Atlanta, businesses pay based on how many dumpsters [...]
By Becky Striepe on December 21, 2011
We recently got a question from a reader who manufactures upholstery and was looking for fabric recycling options for off cuts and other fabric scraps that they couldn’t sell. It was a good question, and one that applies to crafters just as much as folks who work with fabric on a larger scale, so I thought I’d share a few resources here for fabric recycling and reuse.
By Becky Striepe on May 27, 2011
Don’t you just love when a company that does good also does well?
ThredUp, the online clothing swap company, narrowed its focus last July to just swapping kids’ clothes. Now, the the San Francisco company has raised $8.7 million to help expand its services to even more parents.
By Beth Buczynski on May 26, 2011
As with so many things we depend on in life, it’s important to think about the entire life cycle of our electronics, and not just the few years they spend in our possession.
By Becky Striepe on February 16, 2011
Apartment living definitely has its upsides. A smaller space means you use less energy to heat and cool, and it also means less square footage to clean. The downside to an apartment is that you don’t have a lot of control over certain aspects of your home. While curbside recycling is becoming the norm, many apartment buildings still don’t offer recycling pickup. Here are some tips to help you take charge of your apartment’s waste!