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It’s always enjoyable to get out the box of Christmas ornaments and decorations during the holiday season, creating our own “winter wonderland” inside the house where it’s warm and cozy.


While it’s exciting to purchase new decorations, we can’t escape the reality that they’ll occupy our shelves, desktops, and countertops for a short period of time before they sit in storage for the rest of the year. And we may already have items around the house that would make perfect Christmas decorations with a few tweaks here and there!


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If you’re someone who regularly recycles, I’m sure you’ve discovered that being a good steward of resources has its challenges! It can be difficult to know if an item is recyclable, and then how to recycle it is a whole new question.


Don’t get me wrong, the art of recycling has become significantly more convenient with single-stream (curbside) programs. The option to throw everything in one bin instead of separate it into different containers saves time and effort. And most recyclable material is accepted in curbside programs! This rings true for cardboard boxes to office paper, and plastic bottles to glass jars.


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When Thanksgiving comes around, the excitement of holiday festivities floods the air as turkey cooks in the oven and friends and family spend time together.


And nothing compares to the excitement of hosting a Thanksgiving meal, whether at home or the office. However, with more people around, there's naturally more waste generated than usual.


Did you know that November 15th, 2015 marks the 18th anniversary of America Recycles Day?!


For a time dedicated to promoting the social and economic benefits of recycling, what are some fun and easy ways to celebrate? Let's start with a few ideas:


Whether ordered from a catalog, purchased at a store, or sewn by hand, kids enjoy one of the most popular dress-up days of the year when Halloween comes around.


From ladybugs and butterflies to superman, kiddos wear their costumes with pride, and enjoy puzzled expressions from people who don’t recognize them behind the wigs, goggles, face paint, and other apparatus masking their identity.



Tree farms and reclaimed mines are not ecologically equivalent to natural forests and ecosystems.

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