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Holiday Waste: 6 Million Tons of Trash to Landfills

Did you know that household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? Learn where we waste most and how to curb holiday waste this year. Between our regular household t…

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7 Tips To Save Money & Make Less Waste

It may seem impossible in our modern, cellophane-wrapped lives, but there are people out there who succeed in creating ZERO waste in their lives. Thatís nada, nil, zilch.†That means food, furniture, p…

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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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11 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

The toilet is a part of our daily lives, and thank goodness: it's about to be freezing cold in Colorado and I'm not too keen on the idea of heading outside to do my business in an outhouse in single-d…

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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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16 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

Plastic grocery bags are terrible for the planet, but somehow they always seem to make their way into our homes, don't they? Next time you're faced with a plastic grocery bag, try one of these ways to…

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Would You Use a “Perfect Clothing Fit” Body Scanner?

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger Like the famous dog: on the internet, nobody knows you're short. But I am, and have a lot of trouble buying clothing; almost nobody stocks my size. This may not be a pr…

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Worm Composting Helps Clean Up Heavy Metals

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger From airport scale worm composting to vermicomposting farm waste, the idea of using worms to eat our garbage is no longer confined to plastic tubs in TreeHuggers' basemen…

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7 Places Poo Will Power the Future (Slideshow)

By Tracy Staedter, Discovery Channel Everybody poops. But why should it just stop there? Feces -- human or other -- contains methane, hydrogen and nitrogen that can be converted into energy. And wh…

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Organization Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger In April, TreeHugger covered the work of Katy Kolker and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, just one of many community organizations that gleans unwanted or underutiliz…

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