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The Best Reusable Water Bottles (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Worldwide, 2.7 million tons of plastic are used each year to make disposable drinking bottles. Manufacturing these bottles requires an estimated 47 mi...

Is Plastic Wrap Toxic?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

See-through Cancer? I *knew* there was a reason I hate plastic-wrapped pastries in cafes..! ...Oh, right, PVC=cancer and other evils for our heal...

The Grossest Things You Can Recycle (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green, we are all for the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. We love to hear about people finding new and creative ways to reuse every...

Reuse or Recycle? Try Freecycling

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Merritt

Unfortunately, there is more to sustainable living than just recycling. Recycling is good, but it is even better not to use disposable goods if possible.

Life Cycles of Consumable Goods: Lower-Impact Shades of Green

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.

Fabulous Fundraisers Use Fashion For a Good Cause

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Fashionphiles flocked to the first annual Frocktail Party on November 12th, eager to bid on a bevy of designer dresses up for auction in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Grandparents: Experts On Green Living (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Going green," may seem like a new movement, but the concepts behind it are not. As we ring in a new decade today, we thought it would be fun to look...

How to Recycle a Rubber Hose Into A Cheap, Comfy Chair

Dornob Design | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A few pieces of plywood, threaded metal rods, washers and bolts are all that is needed to construct the supporting elements on the sides of the seat. ...

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse: Dwell Showhouse's Ecofabulous Design (PHOTOS)

Ecofabulous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post from Ecofabulous Ever since Jack Johnson turned "reduce, reuse, recycle" into something you hum on your morning commute, people have been ...

Creative Ways To Recycle Packing Peanuts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional packing peanuts are made out of polystyrene and are now color coded to indicate the origin of the material they contain. Polystyrene takes...

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

The New Face of Fashion: Sustainable Luxury

Jeffrey Hutchison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeffrey Hutchison

Embracing sustainability and crafting a new face of luxury need not be at odds; by exploring ways to achieve both simultaneously, an exciting new era of of design can be borne.

Don't Outlaw But Reuse Plasitc: David de Rothschild

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Plastiki is the latest project of British environmentalist and polar adventurer David de Rothschild, the 31-year-old scion of the famous banking f...

Story of Reusing The City: Welcome to High Line

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Laermer

Here, a town with many (other) problems turned an eyesore into what New Yorkers value most -- a public space that cost us nothing out of pocket.

Vintage Slides Reused In One-Of-A-Kind Handbags

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Comprised of high-quality materials all around, the slides that are used in each unique bag have been gathered and grouped by all kinds of themes incl...

Brooklyn To Get A Putt-Putt Course With Repurposed Obstacles | TIM McKEOUGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The course, which opens for the season June 6, occupies a lot at 12 Wyckoff Avenue that was a former dumping ground for everything from broken toilets...

Broken Earbuds Become Eco-Earrings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Headphones are some of the toughest things to reuse. To add to that problem, cheap earbud headphones (you know, the kind that came with your iPod) are...

4 Reuses For Newly Closed Car Dealerships: Green Urban Planning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A car dealership is perhaps the greatest symbol of the car-dominated strip mall culture that has defined (and one could say decimated) American neighb...

In The Future, We All Carry Mugs

The Green Gathering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Coffeehouses should reward people who bring their own, such as knocking $0.50 off the price. They already sell mugs, for Peet's sake....

Reused Gutters Form A Vertical Victory Garden

greenUPGRADER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When Suzanne Forsling moved to Juneau Alaska from Iowa, she found that it was a little bit harder to get her garden to grow. Frustrated by cold soil, ...

Six Earth Day Activities for Your Classroom

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Here are six activities that my fourth grade classroom at The Park School in Brookline, MA has been working on leading up to Earth Day.

Reuses For Yogurt, Cream Cheese And Other Plastic Tubs

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes you end up with a lot of plastic. It's OK. It can be hard to avoid. Did you know that yogurt tubs can't be recycled with everything else? ...

Reuse Magazines: Donate Them To Hospitals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Instead of throwing your old magazines out, take them to a hospital for the patients and their families, or take them to a nursing home. They will bri...

Reuse Water From Cooking Veggies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Like with the freshly boiled water from Wednesday, it seems a waste of power to just power it down the drain when we're done. With pasta or potatoes,...

Delicious Reuse: An Empty Ketchup Bottle For Pancake Batter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Nothing says "lazy Saturday" better than homemade pancakes slathered in maple syrup and hours of cartoons (and no, we don't mean just for kids). Real ...