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7 DIY Recycled Bird Feeders. Turn your yard into a bird paradise with reused soda bottles, milk cartons, and floppy disks. #DIY #Birding https://t.co/2heqNr3dfO

Earth911 Podcast: Global Recycling Day sets the stage for a discussion of the future of recycling in the United States. The gang talks through reducing consumption, consumer influence, and the potential for a new U.S. recycling renaissance. https://t.co/KXS8kpWlGy https://t.co/3sK7FzMB3u

Marie Kondo's book and Netflix series have people tossing out their joyless stuff. Earth911 has the guide to disposing of what doesn't give you joy -- but may give another joy -- responsibly. https://t.co/olLDDCo5jn https://t.co/FCuaZn4qT7

Track water, share water. The Hydrade Smart Bottle, on Kickstarter now, tracks your water consumption, provides hydration reminders, and shares every ounce with contributions to Charity:Water. Recycled and recyclable, this product deserves support. https://t.co/J7UtULYmRi https://t.co/NrKtb0yL7v

Household cleaners and laundry products are a common source of waste in many households. In addition, many store-bought cleaning products contain a variety of toxins. https://t.co/V8ICoUlvhH

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