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Recycling Paper Helps the Environment!

Recycling paper – Did you know that Americans used 88 million TONS of paper goods last year? To put this in a different perspective, think of this as 2 billion books, 350 million magazines and 24 billion newspapers. The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper each year. That equals 4 million tons of […]

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Recycling Glass Containers is a Good Thing

Recycling glass containers is good for the environment. Did you know that glass is 100% recyclable and that recovered glass is used as the major ingredient in new glass containers? According to a 2005 study by the EPA, we recycle 25% of the glass we use. Americans recycle nearly 13 million glass jars and bottles […]

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Lemons are Very Versatile

Lemons are a very versatile fruit. They are not only used to make lemonade. They will keep for up to one week at room temperature and for two to three weeks in the refrigerator. You can also freeze the zest or peel for months. To choose them, pick the ones that have smooth, oily skins. […]

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Plastics – A Consumer Guide

Do you know your plastics? With all the news about leaching lately, it’s hard to keep the different kinds straight. Here’s a guide to the seven types, including what number you’ll likely find on specific products, some basic safety information and how easy it is to recycle. To verify the type, look for the number […]

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Green Tips and Saving Money

A lot of us are looking for green tips to help the environment while, at the same time, saving money. Below are some ideas to get you started. Some are these are things we did years ago that are coming back. Some of them we have continued to do over the years and a few […]

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Green Holiday Guide or Back to Basics

I read an article the other day about a Green Holiday Guide or as I call it “getting back to the basics”. What a wonderful idea! Over the years, we have seen an every-rising tide of seasonal spirit and a phenomenal amount of consumption and waste, due to modern holiday celebrations. According to the book, […]

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