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8 Ways to Reuse Your Costume

Now that Halloween is over and you’re ready to move onto the next holiday, consider yourself prepared to answer the question: What will you do with your costume, decor and more anyway? Well, finding out what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween is the easy part. And reusing your decorations year to year is…

Recycling Gets Spooky

Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain – whatever you may call the 31st day of October, the traditions of both tricks (and treats) enchant imaginations around the world on this haunted evening. To add to the array of creepy costumes, ominous decor and an unearthly consumption of sweet treats, we think it only fitting to provide…

Top 10 Green Labels Guide

Do you find yourself checking the green labels on products before purchasing them? They validate social and environmental concerns for both businesses and consumers, promising everything from healthier food to better stewardship of the land. With nearly 400 certifications worldwide, it can be difficult to understand what each one means and distinguish between legitimate seals…

8 Ways to Green a Small Space

Although many of us prefer to live and work in large spaces where we can spread out and have some “breathing room,” with today’s fast-paced and often cramped lifestyle, sometimes that’s just not a possibility. Luckily, whether you call a small space home or work in an office that could double as a closet, there…

Changing Battery Recycling

You may already be aware of the heavy metals inside batteries, but an entirely different concern is present when shipping them for recycling. If not properly bagged or taped, they can short circuit and even cause a fire. As a result, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently been cracking down on how they’re…

Bigalow Tea

Ever Wonder Why There are no string or tags? Our unique pillow-style tea bag is the result of our commitment to doing what’s best for the environment. Because these natural fiber tea bags don’t need strings, tags, staples or individual wrappers; we’re able to save more than 3.5 million pounds of waste from entering landfills…

8 Ways & Whys to Reuse Plastic

As many people know, reuse is a step up from recycling. In fact, reuse is the middle-man between reduce and recycle, and some would be surprised at how many opportunities for reuse there really are – once you start looking for them.

Recycling Mystery: Medication

Whether it’s a bottle of baby aspirin in a cabinet above your kitchen sink or a shelf of prescriptions on the bathroom shelf, medication is a common household item. In fact, a Maine Department of Environmental Protection study says the use of over-the-counter medications has risen 60 percent since the 1990s.

Teaching Greener Kids

Going back to school is an exciting time because everything’s new — teachers, fellow students, supplies. However, it’s not very green to buy a whole new package of markers when last year’s set works just fine. In addition to reusing old supplies, we’ve got a great list of ways to be as green as can…

8 Ways to Green Back to School

Don’t be fooled: Even if Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” has been playing nonstop lately, the beginning of another school year is quickly approaching. Back to school is the perfect time not only for digging out that alarm clock, but also for adopting some greener habits you and your whole family can practice all year long.…