Advances in technology happen at an astounding rate. In fact, according to Moore’s Law, the processing power of computers doubles every two years! While this is great news for the breakthroughs in knowledge, new things that we can experience, and personal convenience, it also comes at a cost — our technology seems outdated rather quickly.
Global competition has made it cheap and easy to purchase new electronics — often this is long before the old electronics stop working.… Read the rest
A modern lifestyle comes with many conveniences, but can often produce excess waste around the house. There are a lot of progressive parts of the country that do a great job to minimize the waste products that go into landfills, but it can be frustrating when there are no recycling centers near you.
Fortunately, there are some great FREE recycling programs that allow you to mail back select waste products so that the materials can be recycled.… Read the rest
Did you know that fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries? An average American throws away over 80 pounds of clothing each year — which adds up to 11 million tons of textile waste in the USA alone.
Fortunately, there are many retailers who are working to minimize these numbers, and even provide rewards for recycling your used clothing items!… Read the rest
No matter if your motivation is to protect the environment, help people in need, or simply earn free products for yourself, there are many great reasons to recycle empty containers!
Your beauty and personal hygiene routines are essential to feeling and looking your best, but the unique packaging may present a recycling challenge. Fortunately there are many places where your skincare, haircare, nailcare, and cosmetic product containers can find new life after you are finished with them!… Read the rest
Have you ever wondered how you could donate a car to charity? Did you know that you could also donate your hair to charity after a major haircut?
Whether you just want to make sure that you aren’t being wasteful, or if you have a strong desire to help out a favorite charity, these ideas create a win-win scenario where you help a non-profit and often receive a tax deduction for your generosity (be sure to ask for a donation receipt).… Read the rest