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A commitment to #recycleeverything is a pledge to reduce waste

Public recycling may not have caught up, but almost everything is technically recyclable. An easy solution for our most common waste items, even in an uncertain recycling system, is TerraCycle’s free recycling programs. Sponsored by brands committed to making typically unrecyclable items (such as chip bags, contact lenses, even cigarette butts) nationally recyclable, these programs allow any individual, school, business or community group to reduce landfill waste and earn points for charity.

Product Breakdown: TerraCycle Zero Waste Box

Recycling is one of the best things you can do for the environment. It reduces landfill waste and diverts litter from the world’s oceans (hit with 10-20 million tons of plastic pollution every year) and prevents them turning into microplastics, tiny plastic particles that impact animals, natural ecosystems and, ultimately, humans. The eco action also conserves natural resources, offsetting the need to mine the planet for new, “virgin” materials.

20 Ways to Reduce Waste

Here are my 20 easy eco-friendly lifestyle hacks for reducing waste in your home. These green tips and tricks will help you live a more green and minimalist lifestyle. A lot of people think that making eco-friendly life changes are expensive and require specialty products. The truth is there are easy and affordable swaps you can make. It is NOT difficult or expensive to be eco friendly.

We Love This New (All-Natural!) Beauty and Wellness Boutique

For Dennis Durnin, these carefully curated (and often local!) products are part of what makes the Lynn Steven boutique so distinct... Lynn Steven has also embraced the TerraCycle recycling program so customers can bring their empty containers back to the store—and ultimately prevent buildup in the landfills. TerraCycle provides several zero-waste boxes to choose from and Dennis Durnin says the one at Lynn Steven is specifically for personal goods—like hairdryers and bathroom accessories.

Building codes should reflect San Francisco’s zero waste goals

Change can be good for San Francisco. The City’s green building codes are creating more energy efficient buildings, solar-ready roofs and electric-vehicle charging stations. But many residents of San Francisco’s high-rise apartments are still expected to sort and haul their trash to different locations in garages and basements. It’s inconvenient, confusing and sometimes impossible. Although almost all apartment buildings in The City compost, according to recycling provider Recology, San Franciscans generally have trouble finding the green bins. Last week, I had dinner with a friend who assured me she had to toss her leftovers in the garbage. Often, this means property managers have hidden the bins behind a locked door or left them unused and unloved in a random alley.