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Making the most of a simple appliance, like the old steam radiator, taught Joanna the Green Maven to savor Winter. Get a look back and look forward with inspiration to lean comfortable living. https://t.co/SSpx4ofidz

From an environmental standpoint, #reusing a product is almost always preferable to #recycling. However, companies have been promoting recycling over reuse of one consumer product for years. That product: #printer #cartridges. https://t.co/0lxjAjR6D5

Invite your feathered friends into your garden this spring with these seven #bird #feeders you can make out of materials you might have otherwise thrown away or recycled – plastic bottles, milk cartons or scraps of wood. #DIY https://t.co/XsKqBKO0AX

#Baking #soda packs much more of a punch than you might infer from its common use as a leavening agent in baking. In fact, it can inexpensively replace a wide range of products containing harmful chemicals that many of us commonly use at home. https://t.co/t0anhtiDja

Emerald Brand products use the leftover residue from sugar cane juicing to produce its tree-free bath tissue and other disposable paper products. https://t.co/N0YMEuia9H

Most bottles and jugs are #1 or #2 plastic (HDPE), which are both accepted by most curbside recycling programs. The type of plastic is identified with an ID code on the bottle. Find out how to #recycle #plastic #bottles and #jugs of any kind in this guide. https://t.co/XVS8bL5zJ7