Sophia Bennett - Writer
Sophia Bennett is a freelance writer based in Eugene, OR. She has contributed to several magazines and writes a regular column for a local newspaper. Sophia is a dedicated home recycler, avid thrift store shopper and huge compost nerd.
Her professional experience includes 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 is also a volunteer with the Oregon State University Extension Service Compost Specialist program.
Sophia's other passion is food. She has wiled away many an hour browsing farmers markets, reading cookbooks and trying new recipes. She blogs about her kitchen experiments at Everyday Stories About Food. Sophia also enjoys reading, crafts, gardening, volunteering, theater and spending time with family and friends.
Articles By Sophia
March 5, 2014How to Recycle Packing Peanuts
Styrofoam is hard to recycle because it takes up so much space relative to its weight, so shipping it to a recycler does not provide much return on investment.
February 27, 2014How to Recycle Bottles
Most plastic bottles are recyclable, yet recycling rates remain shockingly low.
February 24, 2014How to Recycle Wine Bottles
Only 28% of the glass Americans buy is recycled, despite the material's infinitely recyclability. Wine bottles, in particular, are full of reuse possibilities.
February 17, 2014How to Recycle Floppy Disks
Though floppy disks are long obsolete, many of them are still lying around. Here's how to transfer your information and safely recycle them.
February 10, 2014What Happens to My Old Television When it is Recycled?
Those big, boxy televisions are obsolete in the U.S., but that does not mean they have disappeared.