Uses for old textiles

5 Amazing Ways to Re-Use Old Shoes and Clothes

My back and feet were always hurting when I exercised.  Must be time for a new pair of gym shoes but how can I re-use old shoes?  In 2013, it was estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced each year and of that, 300 million pairs are thrown away.  300 million each year!?!  Americans throw […]

Why How You Should Compost

Why You Should Compost and How To Get Started

Why You Should Compost Once you finish that apple or banana, what do you do with the core or the peel?  Most often, it either goes in the trash or down the garbage disposal.  The problem with putting food scraps in to the trash is they head to the landfill and decompose anaerobically (without oxygen) […]

Reusables Rock

5 Reusable Products You Need In Your Life Right Now

We Switched Up Our Routine Adding reusables to your routine will go a long way towards reducing waste and as an added bonus, beefing up your bank account.  Over the past several years, we’ve made some changes in our house that, at the time seemed inconvenient but looking back, were just not so difficult to do.  What […]

Struggle With Recycling?

Is recycling hard? Is tossing a bottle in to a different bin really hard?  What can go in the bin, what can’t?  Can only newspaper and regular paper go in or can magazine paper go in?  What about wrapping paper?  What about plastic tubs versus plastic bags?  Does it matter what color the glass is and […]