Learn how to recycle everything, from aluminum and newspapers to less obvious household items.
The chemical compounds that make up carpet fibers are valuable to recyclers. Even 30-year-old carpet.
Although most carpet components are recyclable or reusable, only about 4 percent of waste carpet gets reclaimed. The industry hopes to increase that number.
Check with your local department of public works because in many areas, you can recycle more than ever.
Bras, fake limbs and even sex toys can be kept out of the landfill through some innovative programs.
The volume of bottles recycled each year is growing, but there is a tremendous opportunity for even more volume in the future.
As interest quickly grows in water reuse, politicians, businessmen and investors are throwing billions of dollars into research efforts.
One ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water.
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Learn about aluminum can recycling, one of the most efficient forms of recycling that companies hope to see more of in the future.
When you think of large-scale recyclers, thrift stores and the banking industry probably don't come to mind.
As the industry grows, experts say the government will want recyclers to be certified to handle electronic gadgets.
You can find a good use for that tacky sweater or even that nice food processor — anything that you just don't need.
Donate this year's Halloween costume to those in need.
Video: Sculptor visits construction sites, which he calls "gold mines," and turns the waste into works of art.
Want to recycle plastic crates for crafts or cash? You better have a legal source of them because companies are cracking down on theft.
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