Halloween is one of those holidays where waste generation is almost unavoidable. The nature of the day’s activities tend to promote single- or one-use products. I mean, most people probably dress up in costume just for the afternoon or evening and then either discard or give away their costume. Rarely do people reuse the same […]
Waste management companies vary widely in their offerings. You might have a separate bin for each type of recyclable material. Others have a single container — some even promise to sort your reusables from the rest of your trash. However, what really happens to your garbage when it leaves your house? After all, you may […]
Paper towels cannot be recycled. This means that the 3000+ tons of paper towel waste used each day in the U.S. is ultimately ending up in landfills.
Sometimes the most Painless Green choices are right in front of our faces at home. Take a look around at some of the smaller disposable things you might have and look for ways to swap them out for reusables!
Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this colorful fish who looks like he’s pretty intent on reminding us we need to do our part to help beat plastic pollution this World Environment Day (and every other day too). We guess he and his ocean friends wouldn’t be very interested in eating, or getting […]
One of the simplest ways to be eco-friendly and lower your environmental impact is to switch to reusable products. One-use products may be marketed as being more convenient in the short term, however long-term damage adds up quick. Why do we need so many plastic, one-use items? It makes more sense, financially and otherwise, to […]
Image by Jaine / Creative Commons Although November 15th, 2011 is the official America Recycles Day, there are actions each of us can take every day of the year to increase recycling and reduce waste. You are probably already aware of the importance of recycling and why it is better for the environment. Maybe you […]