How to Keep Old CD Cases From Landfills (thanks to an Owen’s List Member!)

One of our favorite things about Owen’s List is when people send us questions about how to get rid of things in positive ways. Sometimes it’s an item we’ve been thinking about and we already have a local partner to share. Other times it’s something we’ve never considered diverting from landfills, so we do some … Continue reading How to Keep Old CD Cases From Landfills (thanks to an Owen’s List Member!)

Over 500 Lbs of ‘Threads’ Diverted from Landfills by Owen’s List Members

It was a windy, snowy, sunny, and cloudy day in February, but that didn’t stop Owen’s List members from coming up big during our recent thread collection event. We collected bags, bags, and more bags of clothes, shoes, and linens from several neighborhoods with a final tally of over 500 lbs of the stuff! Items … Continue reading Over 500 Lbs of ‘Threads’ Diverted from Landfills by Owen’s List Members

5 Things We Learned on a Recycling Center Tour That Will Make You a Better Recycler

Last week Owen and a few family members visited the Recology / Cleanscapes recycling facility in South Seattle. Visits involve both an interactive presentation and a tour of the recycling line where people over 13 can get remarkably close to the action (you’ll be that old before you know it Owen!). Visits are free to … Continue reading 5 Things We Learned on a Recycling Center Tour That Will Make You a Better Recycler