Resources for reducers, reusers, and recyclers
America Recycles Day is November 15. Find out how you can make a difference at americarecyclesday.org.
Learn how the Natural Resources Defense Council is working to
strengthen community recycling programs and expand the national market for recycled materials.
What We Throw Away"
The EPA offers a wealth of stats about household waste.
The Container Recycling Institute is an invaluable source of information about
aluminum, plastic, and glass recycling and waste. The group also operates a Web site to help activists get bottle bills passed in their states.
Let a Billion Flowers Bloom"
Read about the 30-year effort to transform Fresh Kills Landfill into a natural oasis almost three times the size of Central Park.
Learn more about the
Center for Urban Restoration Ecology's work at Fresh Kills and at other landfills and industrial sites.
The full story about New York's recycling turnaround, plus recycling tips for city residents.
With thousands of Freecycle groups worldwide, there's bound to be one near you. To find it, visit freecycle.org.
Craigslist offers "free" and "wanted" classified ads (as well as those in many other categories) in 175 cities, states, and countries. Find your local branch at
Down in the Dumpster"
Dumpster divers chat about their favorite finds and creative uses at dumpsterworld.com and dumpsterdiving.net.
The Dumpster Lady shares
friendly advice for successful searching.
Carol Tanzi's recycled designs inspire at
Review these dumpster-diving basics from
Meet a group of politicized dumpster divers--they call themselves "
freegans"--who avoid purchasing any kind of product (including food) as a protest against overconsumption and waste.
Think Outside the Bin"
Meet the artists and check out the facilities at the San Francisco Dump's unique artist-in-residence program.
Check out former resident Mike Farruggia's
furniture design and sculpture.
Former resident Daphne Ruff
makes purses out of old basketballs too.
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