Posts Tagged ‘recycling

The Matters of Matter

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When we were in Europe this summer, I was struck by two things: 1. Geez, Europeans use a lot of disposable plastic water bottles. 2. Wow, they do a ton of recycling and composting, too! I think about these two opposing realities often. It was so nice to see people genuinely care about the simple [...]


Carton Recycling in the Windy City

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Good news! I just received word that the city of Chicago is now encouraging residents to recycle cartons, including those half gallon containers of milk, soup, juice and cream. The fiber in cartons is actually in very high demand and is used to create other paper products like tissues and paper towels. Recycling cartons is [...]


An Afternoon Upcycled Craft Project

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We’ve finally settled into the new school year routine. Of course, all summer the kids were up at 6:30, and now that we have to get to school in the morning I have to drag them out of bed at 7 – go figure!  But, other than that life is moving along pretty good. Evie [...]


Recycling Reminders

I have always been a nut about recycling. My 2 year old daughter even knows the word – she says “cycling” – and helps me empty our recycling bin every day. I think its pretty cute that I’ve got a future eco-warrior by my side! Most people know to recycle paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, [...]