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recycle

  • 20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

    We here at Charles & Hudson are always looking for ways to be as green as possible in our everyday choices, as well as be as economical as possible too. So…

  • Get Creative With Unconventional Building Materials

    One of the most common ways to incorporate green building practices into a project is to adapt or reuse existing materials or entire structures. Although toxicity or structural integrity can sometimes…

  • Can Earthships Solve Haiti’s Housing?

    This is one way to solve a housing crisis. Using discarded tires and bottles to create walls of a home. Architect Michael Reynolds has applied this green building construction technique to…

  • Do It Better With a Dedicated Recycling Station

    Organization is all the rage. From the boardroom to the bathroom, it’s obvious that being organized makes for more productivity. How about taking that same philosophy and applying it to your…

  • Recycling Materials from Teardowns

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • Roll on Retreads

    Taking care of a car is expensive, especially in the current climate. But by using retreaded tires, you can save money and the planet. By purchasing retreaded tires, you cut down…

  • Revisit: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

    No or low VOCs and other eco-friendly products are all the rage. But those aren’t the only ways that homeowners can be greener. Here are a few ideas to put the…

  • Donate Instead of Dumping

    As you begin a one-room or whole-house renovation, the thought of disposing of the excess of old furniture and building materials can be daunting. Yet there are options for smart disposal,…

  • Scrap Wood to Awesome Table

    Re-Nest turned us onto this amazing DIY table built from scraps of wood gathered from an industrial area of decaying buildings. With the help of some friends a little know-how this…

  • Welcome Aboard Your Repurposed Train Car Home

    In the ongoing quest to recycle and structures for use as live/work spaces, these train cars have followed the lead of re-purposed shipping containers and are now being transformed into permanent…

  • Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • Home Depot will Recycle Your CFL’s

    Last week Home Depot announced it would accept all CFLs (compact flourescent lightbulbs) for recycling. This is great news considering the hazardous properties of disposed CFLs which contain trace amounts of…

  • Vertical Grain Wood Flooring

    This houseblogger is going through the process of using salvaged flooring for their back porch. They will be using vertical grain fir tongue and groove flooring, like the original floor.…

  • Recycled Glass Countertops

    Considering a kitchen facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect, provided your budget isn’t on life support. If you haven’t yet found inspiration…

  • Don’t Dump–Donate!

    Photo: courtesy of Habitat for Humanity-Kansas City As you begin a one-room or whole-house renovation, the thought of disposing of the excess of old furniture and building materials can be daunting.…

  • Unbuild for an Eco-friendly Teardown Solution

    This article from the Wall Street Journal offers the pros and cons of an “unbuild” instead of teardown. It’s still cheaper to demo everything and throw it away but much more…