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Zero Waste Practices That’ll Help You Achieve Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is a time of reflection—both on the past and into the future. What served us in the past year and what didn’t? What habits do we want to cultivate and carry into the new year and what do we want to leave behind? Many of the most common new year’s resolutions canContinue reading “Zero Waste Practices That’ll Help You Achieve Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions”

Zero Waste Gift Wrapping

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the amount of trash Americans produce increases 25%—amounting to one million extra tons of garbage each week! Raise your hand if you knew that most wrapping paper wasn’t recyclable. Bummer, right???? Shiny, laminated wrapping paper is actually a recycling contaminate—if you include it in your recycling bin with otherContinue reading “Zero Waste Gift Wrapping”

How Do I Recycle <Insert Hard-to-Recycle Item Here>?

  What if you have items that aren’t recyclable in your curbside recycling program, but you really want to recycle them? In Nashville, you have a few options! First consider selling, trading, or giving away your unwanted items. Places like Turnip Green Creative Reuse accept lots of hard-to-recycle odds and ends, including half-melted candles, bottleContinue reading “How Do I Recycle <Insert Hard-to-Recycle Item Here>?”