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

April 17, 2014

How to Recycle Mattresses

Nearly all of any given mattress can be recycled. Learn about the process, and what you can do to ensure your old mattress is properly recycled.

April 15, 2014

How to Recycle Motor Oil

In the U.S., an estimated 61% of used motor oil is dumped — not recycled — yet drop-off points are located all across the country.

April 10, 2014

How to Recycle Textbooks

Textbooks can present some difficulties when it comes to recycling, but there are a number of great programs across the country that can help.

April 8, 2014

How to Recycle Wood

The key to recycling wood is learning how to differentiate between the different types of wood products so you can recycle those that are able to be recycled.

April 7, 2014

All-Electric ‘Drivable Shark’ Coming to Roadways in 2014

Arcimoto's first electric vehicle hits the market this year, and aims to change the industry with its extended-life battery, recyclability and affordability.