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Is Styrofoam Recyclable? The Answer’s Not That Simple

It’s estimated that Styrofoam can take up to 30% of the space in US landfills, with Americans alone throwing away 25 billion foam cups every year.Yes, 25 billion foam cups.From food containers to cups and packaging, this material… Read More

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How to Dispose of Cooking Oil The Correct and Responsible Way

When you pour cooking oil down the drain or garbage disposal, it eventually solidifies and clogs the pipes. This can damage your kitchen pipeline or the local sewer mains of your city.In Clackamas County, Oregon, for instance, local… Read More

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Lithium Ion Battery Recycling: Separating Fact from Fiction

Used lithium ion batteries have consistently been a problem for households and recyclers alike. But it’s actually possible to recycle them — you just need to know how.

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A Guide to Making an Eco-Friendly DIY Face Mask at Home

When the COVID-19 pandemic started to hit the USA, people immediately tried to get their hands on face masks. This was reinforced when many counties in California and other states introduced mandatory face mask laws for people who… Read More

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Which Green Cleaning Products are Best For You and the Environment? (Reviews and Buyer’s Guide)

In the United States alone, sales of cleaning products have soared by up to 385.3% since the COVID-19 pandemic started.But did you know that many household cleaning products contain harmful chemicals like ammonia, chlorine, and phthalates? In fact, environmental… Read More

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Tube TV Disposal: How Can You Dispose of and Recycle Your CRT TV?

The average household in the USA today actively uses at least two televisions. But with the rise of the modern flat-panel television comes the demise of the old CRT ones — those fat, bulging boxes that have since… Read More

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A Complete Guide on How to Recycle VHS Tapes and Cassette Tapes

How to recycle VHS and Cassette Tapes – GreenCitizen’s latest blog post. #VHS #recycle

How to Recycle Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are everywhere. You see them on store shelves, full of every imaginable product. You see rolls of them every few feet in the produce section. The checker tucks whatever you purchased inside a plastic bag (unless… Read More

How to Dispose of Old Mattress

We spend a lot of time in our beds — about one third of our lives, in fact. Beds are places of relaxation and refuge, and there’s nothing as home-like as the super comfortable mattress that greets us… Read More

Tips for How to Store (and Conserve) Water

People in developed nations often take their infrastructure for granted. For example, turn on a tap, flush a toilet, or aim a garden hose, and you have access to unlimited clean water. You pay the occasional utility bill,… Read More

How to Stop Using Paper Towels

Life is messy. We try to be clean and tidy, but things keep dripping, spilling, or spraying. Kids don’t pay attention, pets have accidents, and we don’t always have a pile of clean rags on hand. Our first… Read More

Why We Use Plastic Straws and How to Stop

Plastic drinking straws are one of those consumer items that individuals and governments are hoping to ban. Some people may find this puzzling or trivial — even though as of 2019, plastic straws in California became illegal for… Read More