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Links & Resources

BI ZERO WASTE's Where to Recycle Stuff - A list of (mostly) island businesses and nonprofits that will reuse, recycle or compost select unwanted items. 

KITSAP COUNTY'S WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?, a reuse/recycle list for locals.

COMPREHENSIVE REUSE/RECYCLE LIST - If you do NOT live on Bainbridge Island (if you do, use Where to Recycle Stuff page, see above) or in Kitsap County (use "What Do I Do With It," also above), then give this list of over 200 items a lookover.  

Lots of COMMUNITY IDEAS for ACTION at Eco-Cycle's hub page.

NON-TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS - Using basic ingredients, go here to easily make your own.

STOP FOOD WASTE - How to store 100 fruit and vegetables to prevent spoilage. See pages 4-11 of this guide by Seattle Public Utilities. Wasted food = wasted resources (water and energy used to produce, package and transport) and money down the drain.

MATTRESS eco-friendly buying guide and disposal guide . 
Note: 
Not all certifications are created equal: Some certifications focus on the human impact of chemicals in mattresses, while others measure the environmental impacts of mattress creation and disposal. Make sure you understand the terminology before purchasing a mattress that’s billed as "green” or "natural.”
Also, not all "green” mattresses are great for the planet: While naturally derived materials have their upsides, they’re also at high risk of breaking down faster, meaning there’s a higher chance they’ll end up being disposed of sooner.
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A quote to live sustainably by:
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."  Berkeley Ecology Center