Welcome to the July 18th Edition of the Green It! Carnival! I want to thank Alison of GreenMe for allowing me to guest host this edition of the carnival. This week our theme is Recycling. I poured through the submissions and picked only the very best posts that will provide Green It! readers with some great information about going green.
Green TipsLet’s get this carnival started with a handy tip on how to keep your household recyclables separate from your nonrecyclable trash. Phil presents Two Pairs of Trash Cans at Home posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "I’ve recently noticed that recyclable trash is thrown away with non-recyclable trash in most homes... even in my own house."
- Cheap Like Me cleans up around the house by Re-using household items posted at Cheap Like Me. Linda presents a slew of creative green cooking, cleaning, gardening, and pest control tips in Some Everyday Hints posted at Forced Green. Linda adds, "some every day things that we could all use!"
- Keep this one nearby when it’s time to clean out the medicine cabinet. Suzanne presents Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste & Medicine posted at Mommyfootprint.com, saying, "Some recycling disposal methods that are important to remember for the environment and our friends the fish!"
- Going zero waste and recycling in general, is all about reducing waste! Alison, owner of the Green It! carnival presents Party In Style: Zero Waste! posted at Green Me. Alison says, "I'd call this a recycling project, as it involved planning, a little glue, and lots of work!
- Ben uses recycling to eliminate his dependence on heating oil/gas. He presents Heating Your Home with Geothermal Energy Can Save You Big! posted at Trees Full of Money.
- Moondancer Drake has a small army of helpers when it comes to composting. She presents Vermicomposting posted at Dreamtime. She says, "Vermicomposting is an easy and fun way to transform those food scraps into fertilizer."
- Switching to corn-based plastics allows you to recycle even if you don’t have access to a city recycling program – all you need is a compost bin. Matthew presents Biodegradeable Corn Based Products: Corn Straws the can be composted posted at EnviroHumanImpact.
- Courtney keeps her pantry neat and organized with a unique recycled glass container project. She presents A new use for the “Ball” posted at Courtney Clark, saying, "It works much better because now I can see exactly how much I have of everything. Its easy to do, and looks much cleaner than having half empty rolled up bags and boxes of all sizes disheveled in the pantry."
- An old chair becomes a planter and an old radio becomes a stereo speaker case. Chris presents Join in the "Green it" Blog Carnival posted at Living well.
- You can get more life out of those old, broken crayon bits. Sommer cautions Don’t throw that crayon away! posted at Green & Clean Mom.
- A great way to keep those plastic grocery bags out of the landfill is to crochet them into Cindy's Large Plastic Market Bag posted at My Recycled Bags.com.
- Knitting is very popular but it can be difficult to find environmentally friendly yarn. Lisa doesn’t have that problem because she turns old shirts into yarn! She presents Waste Not.. posted at Retro Housewife.
- Tip Diva presents new uses for old plastic takeout food containers in Top Ten Tips - Reusing Chinese Takeout Containers posted at Tip Diva, saying, "When you receive Chinese, Japanese or other takeout food in plastic containers, do not throw them out after consuming your wonton soup. They are versatile and can be employed for many different uses."
- Chris presents a unique garden water feature she made from recycled materials in water feature from recycled materials posted at Living well.
- Cindy presents Sunshine Dishcloth with Scrubbie posted at My Recycled Bags.com, saying, "here is my latest “Sunshine” dishcloth I crocheted with a center scrubbie made from recycled plastic bags."
- If you have old newspapers or magazines and don’t know what to do with them, don’t fret - there are plenty of ways to recycle your pile. Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips - Recycling Old Newspapers And Magazines posted at Tip Diva.
- Chris presents new uses for golf club heads, candles, and other organizers in Join the "Green It" Carnival posted at Ramblings round the water cooler.
- money, love, and change presents some ideas on how to responsibly dispose of old computers, cell phones, and other ewaste in Recycle your old technotrash posted at Money, Love, and Change.
- Depending up where you live, properly disposing of compact fluorescent light bulbs can be tricky – until now. Lisa Spinelli presents Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Now Be Recycled at Home Depot posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance.
- Want to recycle those nasty little Styrofoam packing peanuts? money, love, and change presents Need to recycle those packing peanuts? posted at Money, Love, and Change.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of green it using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.
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