So called "fluff" made from plastics, paper and Styrofoam typically not recyclable but will be used as fuel
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Imagine a world without recycling bins where what can be repurposed is; and discarded items that are typically left at landfills become fuel.  That's the world RePower South, a new recycling company, wants to build.

Reuse Candle and Soap Remnants

Nov 8, 2017

We’ve been discussing ways to use what you already have to help you save money and go green, and what better way to do that than to put good use to those soap slivers and left-over candle scraps?  It’s easier than you think to make a new candle from the remnants of the candles you’ve already enjoyed. 


Re-Purpose Plastic Bags

Sep 22, 2017

Plastic bags are ubiquitous in our society, so put your collection to good use with these easy ideas.  Of course you can get an extra use out a plastic bag by lining a trash can or picking up after you pet on your daily walk.  Are you planning to move?  Use plastic bags to wrap and protect your valuables.  Plastic bags are perfect for wrapping your plants on nights when frost threatens. 

Your Bottle Means Jobs

Jan 24, 2017

Have you ever thought of all the people who work in the recycling industry?  First, think about the local employees who collect your plastic bottle.  Then those recyclables are transported to recycling facilities across the state where workers sort, separate, and package plastics.  Those bundles then travel to a grinding facility where workers sort bottles by color and then machinery grinds bottles down into what is called flake. 

Plastic Trash Can Liners

Sep 13, 2016

Small steps really can help where living sustainably is concerned, but as you grow accustomed to new eco-friendly habits, do you continue to think of ways to improve?  If you have a lot of food waste, then think about ways to use food scraps or start a compost pile.  But even if you can avoid food waste and you recycle avidly, there will still be waste.  So what alternatives are there to plastic trash can liners