Trashing vs. Upcycling: Paying attention to the environment

Like many other aspects of modern life, our view of trash has been constructed. The word "trash" is thought to have originated from a Scandinavian word meaning "rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs" somewhere around the year 1518. The use of the word as a verb meaning "discard as worthless" came late...

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Tags: Craft project, Junk, No impact week, Upcycle
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Reuse: A New Vision for a New Holiday Contest

There was a great article on Planet Green the other day about "Reuse"--that often-neglected arrow on the "reduce-reuse-recycle" trifecta--finally coming into its own. Reuse is perhaps the most difficult of the 3 R's because it doesn't merely require action, like recycling, or restraint, like redu...

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