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!
By Becky Striepe on January 26, 2011
Have you guys seen the TED talk yet by Thomas Thwaites, the fellow who built a toaster from scratch? He made everything himself – from mining the ore and smelting the metal to creating molds and assembling the final piece himself. The process is fascinating, entertaining, and I think there are some great lessons here about consumption.
By Becky Striepe on January 17, 2011
In a time where your gadgets almost become outdated by the time you get them home, electronic waste (e-waste) is piling up in landfills. The problems with e-waste go beyond the actual bulk, though. All of those electronics have components made of toxic substances, like arsenic and mercury, that leach into groundwater and pollute the [...]
By Becky Striepe on November 23, 2010
Did you know that cork forests are some of the most biodiverse habitats on the planet? Cork trees grow quickly, and between wine bottles, home decor, there’s a growing demand for the material.
By Becky Striepe on November 17, 2010
In South Carolina, the Department of Transportation and Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority teamed up to turn all illegally dumped tires into a usable product.