Interview with Green Living Expert and Author Sara Snow: Parent’s Guide to Room-By-Room Recycling

Interview with Green Living Expert and Author Sara Snow: Parent’s Guide to Room-By-Room Recycling

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sara Snow.  She is the host of Discovery Networks “Fresh Living”, “Get Fresh”,  “Get Fresh with Sara Snow,” and Fine Living Channel’s “Big Green Lies”. Her book is “Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: The Essential Room-By-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home.”

Sara shared some very insightful information on how to get rid of those items in the household that are broken or having missing pieces whether it is children’s toys, kitchen items, or any household items without just plain throwing them away. Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle have partnered together to keep broken toys and toy parts out of landfills. These broken toys and toy parts will be recycled into useful items like park benches, pet food bowls, and more. Check it out at

TerraCycle’s  team of scientists and designers have found ways also to recycle and upcycle the waste they collect into cool new products. When they upcycle a piece of waste, they leverage both the material it is made from and the original shape of the waste. When they recycle they transform the collected waste into new products through a variety of processes like injection molding.”


During the whole interview process with Sara, I couldn’t help but think what an awesome idea this was for recycling. The “even better” part is that Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle supply the collection boxes and pre-paid shipping labels! Anyone can simply request a collection box, fill it, and send it back in their pre-paid shipping label. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

This collection process can also be a great project at a school or similar location where your community can easily contribute and fill it up with broken toys. Recycling has never been so easy!

To listen to the full interview and to answer more of your questions, please go to so you can start recycling today!   {Must have Adobe Flash Player to view the video.}


Cynthia Tait

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