Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

May
20

Five Ways to Recycle Old Carpet

May 20th, 2014 by Rainbow International

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it….. but if it’s ugly, upgrade it!

We care about recycling for two reasons: it saves the planet and it saves you money. We have collected some unique ways to reuse and recycle your old carpet. When it’s time to rip it all out and throw down some new stone or wood floors, your carpet isn’t as dead as you might think.

Consider these new life ideas for a summer project!

ONE

Patchwork a carpet together by recycling carpet samples! Via Curbly.

picture of patchwork carpet of carpet samplesPhoto courtesy of curbly.com

TWO

Use carpet between rows of plants to cut down on weed growth. Bonus: it’s easy on your knees while you’re working in the dirt! Via Hometalk.

picture of a garden with carpet scraps in between the rows of plantsPhoto courtesy of hometalk.com

THREE

Rearranging the furniture? Carpet scraps make it easy! Via This Old House

Picture of someone using carpet squares to move a chairPhoto courtesy of thisoldhouse.com

FOUR

Cool kid’s chair! Via Rebuilding Center

picture of a child's chair made out of scrap carpetPhoto courtesy of rebuildingcenter.org

FIVE

This door mat upcycle is pretty incredible. She’s got the step-by-step instructions at CreativeTryals.

picture of a piece of carpet upcycled into a door matPhoto courtesy of reatvietryals.blogspot.com

Apr
20

Helping Your Family “Go Green” for Earth Day

April 20th, 2012 by Rainbow International

It is becoming more and more important for us to reduce pollution and help save our environment. Read these tips and tricks to help your family get started on a new eco-friendly lifestyle!

  • Save water by decreasing your shower time – or take a bath. It uses less water.
  • Brush your teeth with the water off.
  • Recycle – most things can be recycled now days including junk mail, cell phones, paper products, plastic, etc.
  • Switch from paper and plastic bags to reusable bags and totes.
  • Forget the electric or gas dryer, and air dry your clothing.
  • Unplug your appliances when you leave the house to save energy (and prevent a fire hazard).
  • Use refillable beverage containers instead of disposable water bottles.
  • Opt for direct deposit, online banking, and paperless statements to reduce paper use.
  • Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of jarred, canned, or frozen.

Don’t forget, Earth Day is this coming Sunday, April 22nd. But with these tips you can make everyday Earth Day!