Green Your Garbage: Renew and Reuse
Let's talk trash: Americans generate around 250 million tons of it annually. This week, we'll provide tips for reducing, reusing, and recycling your garbage.
Tip #4: Give Old Things New Life
Dumpster divers can attest that a lot of perfectly usable stuff gets thrown away. Sometimes a simple fix-up job is in order: A fresh coat of low-VOC paint can make tired furniture look new; creative stitching can give clothes a fashion fix. But when your possessions truly wear out their welcome, consider donating or trading them. Find new homes for castoffs on Freecycle, organize a clothing swap with friends, or give to your local Goodwill and Salvation Army stores.
Share your tips: What are your favorite resources for trading in or donating household items?