Sophia Bennett - Writer

Sophia Bennett is a freelance writer based in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in more than a dozen magazines, newspapers and blogs. She is a dedicated home recycler, an avid thrift store shopper and a huge compost nerd.

Sophia's other professional experience include six years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, an internationally recognized leader in the field of nonprofit waste-based business development, and a year as an economic development and recycling coordinator in the U.K. She's volunteered with the Oregon State University Extension Service Compost Specialist program and Willamette Farm and Food Coalition. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, crafts, gardening and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

Articles By Sophia

December 9, 2014

How to Recycle Greeting Cards

At some point, every greeting card gets tossed. The good news: Most are 100% recyclable.

December 2, 2014

How to Recycle Rags

Cotton and wool rags are recyclable, reusable and compostable, but when contaminated it gets tricky.

November 25, 2014

How to Recycle Nylon

Durable nylon, found in everything from clothing and carpets, to bags and tents, can be recycled through certain takeback programs.

November 18, 2014

How to Recycle Dry-Cleaning Bags

Dry-cleaning bags, made of hard-to-recycle plastic film, are best avoided.

November 6, 2014

How to Recycle Pool Toys

As another swimming season has ended, what can be done with unwanted pool toys?

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