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How to Recycle: Upcycling Old Window Panel & Shutters

How to Recycle: Upcycling Old Window Panel & Shutters | Reuse | Scoop.it
Honoring #TBT by keeping old parts of your childhood home alive! #Upcycling Old Windows: http://t.co/E2BwqS0jU5 http://t.co/PDUzEjQEmk
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Greener Package Top 10 countdown | Packaging World

Greener Package Top 10 countdown | Packaging World | Reuse | Scoop.it
The 10 most-read stories on the Greener Package website in 2013 point to readers’ wide-ranging interests, from new packaging materials and formats... (Greener Package Top 10 countdown - guess who is #1?
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Retractable Roof House Kinetically Adapted to the Climate of Melbourne

Retractable Roof House Kinetically Adapted to the Climate of Melbourne | Reuse | Scoop.it

As the name suggests, the Convertible Courtyards House, by Christopher Megowan Design, kinetically adapts to the notoriously variable climate found in Melbourne, Australia. This project added a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, ensuite and two decks to a previously overlooked yet charming weatherboard cottage in the inner urban suburb of Prahran. Nestled on an intimate street, the existing house is one of a series of heritage protected cottages. In response to the north-facing block of land, a central courtyard was created between the weatherboard and modern extension in order to flood the open kitchen, living and dining area with natural light...


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Upcycling anyone? - Pawfect Interiors + Design LLC | Facebook

Upcycling anyone? - Pawfect Interiors + Design LLC | Facebook | Reuse | Scoop.it
Upcycling anyone? (Upcycling anyone? http://t.co/qN0OkoSe9U)
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Fantastic reuse of wooden pallets!

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Aren't we crafty. Introducing Petunia, the Sustainability Programs Peanut Princess.
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Atterobay.com » The Benefits of Mobile Phone Recycling: How it Can Help The Environment

Atterobay.com » The Benefits of Mobile Phone Recycling: How it Can Help The Environment | Reuse | Scoop.it
Many electronic components including mobile devices contain numerous hazardous materials and other toxic contaminants.
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Don't forget, we accept e-Waste at Reverse Garbage for reuse and recycling - including mobile phones!

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Buffalo ReUse is running out of means - Buffalo News

Buffalo ReUse is running out of means - Buffalo News | Reuse | Scoop.it
Buffalo ReUse is running out of means
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Buffalo ReUse began in 2008 at 298 Northampton St. as the first organization in the city to deconstruct homes slated for demoliton and make the contents available for sale.
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Skills for sustainability - Home

Skills for sustainability - Home | Reuse | Scoop.it
Skills for sustainability shows how businesses are targeting sustainability through energy and water efficiency while others are recycling or upgrading equipment.
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Crafts and DIY Community: Toilet Paper Roll Art | Crafts and DIY Community (Crafts and DIY Community: Toilet Paper Roll Art | Crafts and DIY Community http://t.co/LbpLeQF8jO)...

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Stunning reuse toilet art.

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Green Your Home

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The Ultimate Guide to Greening your Home is a comprehensive guide on how to green your home and make it more sustainable.
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Integrating Sustainability 'Biggest Challenge for Business ...

For the third year in a row, when asked about the most important leadership challenge for business today, 62 percent of respondents say it's integrating sustainability into core business operations. This was far higher than the ...
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This is a really cool way to repurpose a... - Dancing Hen Farm | Facebook

This is a really cool way to repurpose a bottle - making feeders for the chickens :)

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turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture

turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture | Reuse | Scoop.it

turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture: another simple idea. Love it! We have pallets for $3 to $10 at RG. http://t.co/LaMR4Y7gap)...


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Faux Fancy: 10 Ways to Turn Old, Busted Decor into New Luxe Hotness

Faux Fancy:  10 Ways to Turn Old, Busted Decor into New Luxe Hotness | Reuse | Scoop.it
We all know how hard it is to make something look more expensive than it really is, let alone transforming old furniture into decor worthy of high end, elegant spaces.
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An article with examples of how you can turn the 'regular' into more expensive looking furnishings for the home.

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Love Salvage - Brilliant idea - a vintage globe upcycled... | Facebook

Brilliant idea - a vintage globe upcycled to make two funky pendant lights.... (Ooo, I love a bit of upcycling and this looks really cool!...
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Only Angus wood build a house by recycling wooden pallets

Only Angus wood build a house by recycling wooden pallets | Reuse | Scoop.it
IT may take more than a huff and a puff to blow down Angus Hughes’ experimental project. (CQUni engineering student's Christmas project: Building a house out of wooden pallets.
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No gift bags? No problem: Expert tips on novel ways to wrap presents - Brandon Sun

No gift bags? No problem: Expert tips on novel ways to wrap presents - Brandon Sun | Reuse | Scoop.it
No gift bags? No problem: Expert tips on novel ways to wrap presents
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From Mason jars to photo boxes, containers which may already be in your home could be repurposed to house gifts. "You can either use ...

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Some fabulous ideas to reuse materials in your home to wrap presents for Christmas this year.

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Australia under fire for failing to protect threatened animals

Australia under fire for failing to protect threatened animals | Reuse | Scoop.it
Ecologist says Australia has a 'dreadful' track record in planning, monitoring and responding to threats to endangered species (RT @guardianeco: Australia under fire for failing to protect threatened animals http://t.co/GYAMYtplEa)...
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Upcycling is a Way to Turn Trash Into Treasure - Fox17

Upcycling is a Way to Turn Trash Into Treasure - Fox17 | Reuse | Scoop.it
Upcycling is a Way to Turn Trash Into Treasure
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This trend is known as upcycling, something that West Michigan Artist Karin Chudy is great at doing.
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DIY Garden and Crafts - 10 Strange Home Remedies That Really Work

DIY Garden and Crafts - 10 Strange Home Remedies That Really Work | Reuse | Scoop.it

Some home remedies can really sound off the wall. But as the old saying goes, “Don’t knock it before you’ve tried it!” Here are a few that may sound weird, but really deliver results.

Vodka for Smelly Feet

Some people are just cursed with smelly feet. Generally speaking it’s men, but we aren’t going to unfairly profile here. Smelly feet are caused by bacteria growing on the feet during the day. It is not necessarily a sign of lack of hygiene, though that should certainly be your first line of defense in controlling foot odor. There are a number of products on the market that promise to get rid of that smelly foot smell for you. However, many people are sensitive to the ingredients in these sprays. A better alternative is Vodka! Apparently Vodka is good for more than just toasting. The extremely high alcohol content in vodka can kill odor causing bacteria on contact. Vodka also has a drying effect which helps eliminate the moisture on the feet. Simply wipe down your tootsies with a vodka soaked cloth.

Dryer Sheet Magic Eraser

Many people are simply amazed at the magic eraser products that came out a few years ago. Did you know that your common dryer sheet contains many of the same ingredients as the magic eraser? Using a few leftover dryer sheets can give you the same cleaning power as the more expensive products. All you need to do is wet the dryer sheet and get to scrubbing. The way that dryer sheet material is woven together gives it great abrasive power in your shower making it a far better soap scum remover than many soap scum removing products. To increase your cleaning power, you might want to use a new dryer sheet rather than a used one.

Duct Tape for Warts

Warts are gross, no argument there. But more disturbing than the wart itself are some of the methods and chemicals used to remove them. The thought of having something burned off your body with liquid nitrogen is just unpleasant. It seems that duct tape really can be used for anything, because among its myriad of uses, it is actually a very effective wart remover as well. You can cover a wart with a small piece of duct tape for a week. This can block oxygen to the wart enough to stunt the growth. After one week, remove the tape; clean the area by scrubbing it well with a pumice stone. Recover the wart and repeat once a week until the wart naturally falls off.

Lemons for Morning Sickness

Pregnancy is a joyful time, when you are not puking that is. Majority of women will suffer from morning sickness to some degree. However, many women find their morning sickness so severe that it interferes with their day to day life. When every activity is being interrupted with trips to the bathroom, pregnant women need relief. Most women are nervous to take anti-nausea medications during pregnancy, though. There is reason to be nervous too. Many over the counter anti-nausea medications such as Dramamine have very strong sedative effects that are not good for the fetus. For ladies hoping to take a more natural path aromatherapy can come to their rescue. The fresh, citrus scent of lemons can almost

Immediately relieve nausea associated with morning sickness. Keep a zip lock bag full of fresh lemon slices for instant relief.

 Aspirin for Acne

A common aspirin contains a substance called acetylsalicylic acid. This substance is very similar to salicylic acid which is the active ingredient in many acne treatments. A crushed aspirin can eliminate the red swollen appearance of pimples in about an hour. Simply crush an aspirin and then mix with enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and allow it to dry. When the paste become powdery again, rinse the area with water.

Onions for Earaches

Earaches are the bane of childhood, but also one of the most mysterious. You can never really know what is going on in that deep, dark tunnel of the ear canal. Most earaches are caused by fluid that has been trapped and thus caused infection. The antiseptic properties of onions can disinfect the ear canal, bringing quick pain relief. Boil an onion until it is soft. Once is has cooled enough to touch, squeeze the juice into a bowl. Using a medicine dropper, apply 2-5 drops of the warm juice into the affected ear.

Toothpaste for Bug Bites

A small dab of toothpaste can instantly relieve the sting and itch of an insect bite. Most likely it is the peppermint oil in the toothpaste that brings about the cooling affect. Peppermint essential oil can have the same, if not greater, effect. Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years to treat ailments. If you don’t have peppermint oil on hand, then give the toothpaste a try.

Teabags for Burns

Kitchen burns are one the most common home injuries. Even a small burn can be very painful. Luckily the kitchen is also the place to find soothing relief for that burn. You can apply a wet cool teabag to the burned area for quick pain reduction.

Chocolate for a Cough

Finally, there is a justifiable reason to eat chocolate! You have heard the old saying, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Well two ounces of dark chocolate may contain as much Theobromine as most over the counter cough medicines. Theobromine suppresses nerves responsible for the cough reflex. When this nerve is calmed by dark chocolate you can get a break from your hacking cough.

Yogurt for Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are a result of an imbalance in your pH levels. These levels can be thrown off by several reasons including medications, sickness and personal hygiene products. When you eat yogurt, the naturally occurring good bacteria found in yogurt can bring these pH levels back into balance and clear up a yeast infection naturally.


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10 uses for milk cartons

10 uses for milk cartons | Reuse | Scoop.it
Before you relegate them to the recycling bin or trash can, check out the neat things you can do with old milk cartons. (Get that milk carton out of the recycling bin right now!
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So many milk cartons being disposed of to landfill (no!) or recycled (still requiring energy to break down and recycle) - why not spare all of that and reuse?

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DIY & Crafts II

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Old shirt collar makeover #DIY #reuse (Old shirt collar makeover #DIY #reuse http://t.co/ZK1rHqZGVx)
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A creative way to add some pizzaz to old collared shirts! Lots of materials to do this with at Reverse Garbage at the moment - beads, fake pearls etc.

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