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Start the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

Whether the kids are learning in a school building or at home, here are ideas you can use for greener supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and even face masks as communities continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

This school year, you may be looking for washable face masks for kids headed to the classroom. If you […]

Where can you recycle unusual items?

Many hard-to-recycle items like electronics, books and scrap metal can be recycled at three Kansas City locations.

Bridging The Gap operates the Kansas City, MO recycling centers from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at:

Deramus – 4707 Deramus Ave.
South – 5200 E. Red Bridge Road.
North – Pleasant Valley Park, 5601 NE […]

Try these 5 ways to reduce water use

Even in the heat of summer and a pandemic, there are still safe ways to reduce water use and save money. Here are five tips for reducing water use.

Turn it off outside

A lawn and garden can consume up to 70 percent of a household water bill during warm summer months. But there are […]

Recycle razors & help build a playground

When you recycle disposable razors, blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging, TerraCycle will help build a playground from recycled materials for a military medical center.

TerraCycle, a waste management company, partners with consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages — from dirty diapers to cigarette butts — that would otherwise end up […]

Save 50% on native plants, rain barrels & more

Plant a rain garden, install a rain barrel or add native plants to your landscape, and you can receive up to a 50-percent refund through a Contain the Rain program in Johnson County, KS.

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County Stormwater Management Program offers the refunds to homeowners and businesses […]