Recycle Old CDs Into An iPhone or iPod Dock

Recycle Old CDs Into An iPhone or iPod Dock

Do you have a dozen or so unusable CDs or DVDs lying around, some glue and tools, and a burning need for a cool-looking iPod or iPhone dock? Geeky Gadgets can show you how to combine all of these things into a functional, and fashionably recycled, gadget.

Fellow Consumerist Tests Coffee Grounds Tips So You Don't Have To

Fellow Consumerist Tests Coffee Grounds Tips So You Don't Have To

We want to commend hhole for electing himself or herself guinea pig on this morning’s coffee grounds post. Apparently, hhole immediately started rubbing coffee grounds all over his or her body in order to see if it really would work as a facial scrub/hair shiner. (Of course, this only makes us want to come up with some imaginary “use” for, say, kitty litter or corn meal to see whether hhole takes the bait.) Read this intrepid commenter’s first person report below.

10 Ways To Recycle Old CDs

10 Ways To Recycle Old CDs

We know you’ve got a bunch of old CDs laying around your place, so here’s a list of 10 things you can do with them from DIY site Curbly.

How To: Make A Plastic Bag Keeper

How To: Make A Plastic Bag Keeper

As you get them, shove bags in the top hole; as you need them, pull them out of the bottom hole. (I fit 15 medium-sized bags in my bottle.) Having the plastic bags at hand-my keeper will be hanging by my back door-should encourage reusing them. Plus, they look a lot neater packed in that bottle.

Nifty! We think we’ll put ours under the bathroom sink because we use our Target bags as bathroom garbage bags. —MEGHANN MARCO

NYC: Recycle Your Old Electronics This Weekend

Yes, we know not everyone lives in New York, but a lot of people do, and a lot of them have old electronics that they should recycle. From Gizmodo:

Recycle Your Xmas Tree

Recycle Your Xmas Tree

Don’t be one of those people with a Christmas tree up in February, recycle it! Here are some fun things that cities are doing with their trees.

RecycleBank: Get Coupons For Recycling

RecycleBank: Get Coupons For Recycling

RecycleBank picks up your recyclables and rewards you with, among other offers, Starbucks coupons. While we haven’t tried it, (we live in New York, silly), we think the idea sounds nice.