Earth 911 is an excellent resource for finding recycling options for all kinds of unique items that you may have lying around after the holidays, including Christmas trees, electronics, appliances, and packing materials. So before you toss it, look it up!
One Moseley employee also found out that this company takes broken or used vacuum cleaners to recycle, and will give you credit toward purchasing a new vacuum or accessories (bags, filters, etc.).
Still shopping for last-minute gifts for those people who have everything? Here are some unique, eco-friendly ideas:
Terracycle sells products made from post-consumer recycled waste that is collected all over the country, by places such as Moseley Architects. Moseley collects candy wrappers, chip bags, and used writing implements to send to Terracycle. These materials are either recycled, or upcycled into new products. Who wouldn’t like a lunch box or binder made from the wrapper of their favorite snack?
Feeling crafty? Make some one-of-a-kind ornaments and decorations from waste items.
Looking for something more high-tech? Check out all the solar-powered and otherwise zero-energy electronics at Goal Zero.