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Ship envelopes back to Tyvek

DID YOU KNOW? Tyvek-brand envelopes, such as those used by Fed-Ex and for U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, can be shipped back to Tyvek for recycling, since many recycling programs will not accept them. If you have fewer than 25, … Continue reading

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Donate Common Household Items to Charity

DID YOU KNOW? According to the IRS, for donations made after August 17, 2006, clothing and household goods given to charity must be in “good condition or better” in order to take a valid tax deduction. Note: the IRS does not define … Continue reading

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Share an old bike with Yellow Bike Program

YELLOW BIKE PROGRAM  All donations of bikes, even in need of repair, can be sent to your local Yellow Bike Program, where they repair and restore bikes for use to be shared by the community. Free community bikes promote more … Continue reading

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Ways to Recycle Medicine Bottles

RECYCLE NATION   What to do with all those plastic medicine bottles? With healthcare costs rising, the bottles are a growing landfill concern. In the U.S., about $1 out of every $6 spent is on healthcare!   Medicine bottles scatter … Continue reading

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Packing Peanut Hotline provides collection sites

THE PLASTIC LOOSE FILL COUNCIL Consumers can drop off their leftover plastic packing peanuts at Peanut Hotline collection sites, America’s most successful packaging reuse program. There are over 1,500 collection sites in the US. Enter your state to find a … Continue reading

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What to do with old cages

DID YOU KNOW? You can donate old cages to your local pet stores and animal shelters.  Consider all the reuse ideas, you have to get creative to find an interesting, practical or decorative way to reuse or “upcycle” your old … Continue reading

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We’re Posting every day in 2011!

We’re participating in the WordPress post a day in 2011 challenge and will be posting on the Think Outside The Bin blog once a day for all of 2011. We know it won’t be easy, but it will be fun, informative and filled with great resources … Continue reading

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Donate or recycle cell phones through the Wireless Foundation

WIRELESS FOUNDATION   CTIA – The Wireless Foundation is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of discarded cell phones. They have an extensive site of locations across the country to donate/recycle your old cell phone as well as pre-paid mailing … Continue reading

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Check pre-owned car seats for an expiration date

Did You Know? Car seats purchased at a garage sale or consignment store may be “expired”. Most manufacturers put a limit of six years from the date of manufacture, because the plastic, metal, and foam used to make the car … Continue reading

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