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Recycle: The Essential Guide

By Heather O'Neill
April 15, 2011
File under: Books, Contests, Eco-Friendly Activities


Despite it being a mandatory practice in many communities, recycling can be confusing. What materials are recyclable? What happens to the materials once they leave our blue recycling bins? Is it really worth the time and effort?

Recycle: The Essential Guide is an indispensable handbook to recycling today. In clear, simple language and helpful visual aids, the book tackles everything you’ll ever need to know about recycling, from the urgency of resource depletion on a global scale to what individuals can do to reduce waste in their own home.

The book is a handbook for those who want to learn more about waste and how to reduce their carbon footprint.

To that end, ecomii will be giving away a gently used copy of Recycle to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment here on ways you have reduced waste in your household. The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, April 22.

But actually, everyone can come out a winner. Ecomii readers in the US and the UK can order Recycle for 40% off by emailing with their delivery address. Jessica will process the order and get back to you.

Good luck and happy recycling!

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  1. Lorrin Salchli
    April 22, 2011 8am UTC

    We bought a seltzer maker so we’d stop buying bottles and cans of seltzer!

  2. Patti Stith
    April 22, 2011 12pm UTC

    -bring my own shopping bags to the grocery, wash everything on the cold water cycle, only run the dw when it’s full, do not buy plastic water bottles, recycle all household misc paper..

  3. Patti Stith
    April 22, 2011 12pm UTC

    bring my own bags to the grocery, wash all clothes in cold water,don’t buy bottled water, trying to wean off paper towels (a challenge) and the usual can and all paper recycling.

  4. Barbara Tiner
    April 22, 2011 4pm UTC

    stopped using water bottles, use my own coffee mug and re-useable bamboo utensils on the road and turned off the dry cycle on the dishwasher.

  5. Mary Jo Curci
    April 22, 2011 5pm UTC

    good about resuable bags to grocery and farmers market, trying to bring them to all shopping, use rags for cleaning, cold water in washer, no more plastic water bottles-love my polka dot tervis tumbler.

  6. Heather O'Neill (Managing Editor, Simple Living)
    April 22, 2011 10pm UTC

    Congratulations Lorrin! You have won! Thanks for your great tip! Your book will be on its way shortly.

    Thanks to the others who sent in their valuable tips as well and stay tuned for next week’s contest!

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