Monthly Archives: December 2011

Think Outside The Bin 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution to Recycle More

Start a Recycling Revolution in 2012! Some resolutions to consider: Resolve to begin recycling if you don’t already. You can start small. This site provides a wealth of information about getting your recycling efforts off the ground. If you already … Continue reading

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Gift Card “Recycling”: Oprah and Forbes like Plastic Jungle

PLASTIC JUNGLE Plastic Jungle helps you buy, sell or exchange gift cards and get cash for cards you don’t want.  When you receive a gift card you don’t want, get cash for it or buy another retailer’s gift card, easily … Continue reading

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Donation Valuation Guides for End of Year Giving

Out with the old, in with the new. The last week of the year is a busy time for Goodwill, Salvation Army and other organizations that collect donations of clothing, household items, electronics and more. “The joy of giving is … Continue reading

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Government Tax Incentives for Going Green

As the end of the year approaches, think outside the bin and reflect…have you taken steps this year to make a difference in your environment? Celebrate your accomplishments and think forward to the next upgrades you plan to make in … Continue reading

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Buy My Tronics Makes an Impact in eWaste

BUY MY TRONICS Cash for your electronics has never been easier!  Check out Buy My Tronics for an online recycling option for your electronic item.  Submit your item and get the value of it before deciding to sell it, then … Continue reading

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Landfill Laws Changing E-waste Disposal

Computers, cell phones, televisions, printers, copiers and other electronics have been banned from landfills in 17 states throughout the U.S.  Seven of these bans took place in 2011 and 2 more take effect soon (Illinois in January 2012 and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Recycling

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, almost 33 million live Christmas trees are sold each year in North America. After Christmas, look for ways to recycle real Christmas trees instead of sending them to the landfill. Communities across the country … Continue reading

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Paper or plastic shopping bags?

When shopping, which bags should you choose when the cashier asks the proverbial question: PAPER OR PLASTIC? The best answer is neither. The Huffington Post reports: The Seattle City Council voted Monday (12/19/11) to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries … Continue reading

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Outdoor Gear Needed for At-Risk Children

BLUE LOTUS FARM AND RETREAT CENTER A Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization, Blue Lotus Farm is providing a safe and healing place for at-risk special needs children and adults. They accept donations of wheelbarrows, fishing poles, life jackets, water floatation supplies and … Continue reading

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