Monthly Archives: December 2010

Yoga mats can be recycled or upcycled

RECYCLE YOUR MAT   Wipe down your old yoga mat and ship it or drop it off to Recycle Your Mat, they promise to either donate it, recycle it or upcycle it to keep it out of the landfill. Then … Continue reading

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Giving books can open the doors to learning

PRISON BOOK PROGRAM Prison Book Program gives books to individual prisoners in the United States.  Prison Book Program accepts donations of new and gently used fiction and non-fiction books, and magazines that depict a trade like This Old House. See … Continue reading

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Recycle #5 plastic containers at Whole Foods

Preserve Gimme 5 Preserve launched the Gimme 5 program in 2009 by working with Whole Foods to offer a #5 plastic polypropylene (PP) recycling option in their stores.  Presently, Preserve Gimme 5 collection bins are located in more than 200 … Continue reading

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Recycle CDs, DVDs, VHS and audio tapes instead of sending them to the landfill

GreenDisk GreenDisk makes recycling easy for all of your CDs, DVDs, VHS and audio tapes, pagers, rechargeable batteries, PDAs, inkjet cartridges and much more! For just a few dollars, you can ship in your own boxes, or for larger loads … Continue reading

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Plastic bags are easy to recycle, reuse and reduce

  Did You Know? You can easily reuse supermarket bags as kitchen garbage bags or as pooper-scoopers for dog and cat waste. Most supermarkets recycle bags; check for a bin at the store entrance. Your curbside recycling program or local … Continue reading

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Packing Peanuts can be repurposed to help a soldier

    OPERATION HAPPY NOTE Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort that sends musical instruments to deployed service men and women throughout the world, and they need your help with packing materials. Over 2700 instruments have been sent since … Continue reading

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Event leftovers bring cheer to those who receive them

SPECIAL E Special E is a unique green business that helps make meetings, banquets, parties, weddings, and special events both environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible by rescuing items that are left over from such programs and recycling them in ways that benefit … Continue reading

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Cardboard boxes are easy to recycle

    Did You Know? Cardboard is one of the most commonly recycled materials, and two types of cardboard can be recycled: flat cardboard, which is typically used in cereal and shoe boxes, and corrugated cardboard, which has a ruffled … Continue reading

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Donate eyeglasses so others can see

UNITE FOR SIGHT Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. By partnering with local eye clinics, they have provided 1,000,000 patients with eye … Continue reading

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Donate video games to a great cause

DONATE GAMES Donate Games was born in 2006 when the founders son suffered from Leukemia. Donate Games was founded with the hope of becoming the world’s trusted recyclers of video games for helping others. In the past year Donate Games has … Continue reading

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