Welcome to GreenItUp, a database of common items, and how to reduce, reuse, and recycle them.


My vision for this site is that it becomes widely used by people who want to easily look up stuff to make ecologically friendlier decisions regarding their waste management. The site should be visually pleasing and intuitive to new visitors. Visitors learn new ways to handle their junk and learn other easy ways to live a greener life, becoming more environmentally aware. The site ideally sustains itself financially. Any suggestions or help you can offer to achieve this vision are appreciated. :o ) (Here’s my contact page.)

I’m not a tree-hugger, although I do somewhat care about the environment. I have a thing for efficiency and it pains me to see perfectly good stuff go to waste. That was my motivation for creating this site. And I like the internet.

I’m no expert on the environment or on recycling, sustainability, etc., but I’ll do what I can with this site and I encourage more knowledgeable readers to leave comments and provide any feedback that might help educate others. :o )

Ever since I started this site, I’ve discovered there’s a slew of “green” blogs out there. How is this site any different? First, this site’s primary focus is the database items and emphasis on the order of “Reduce, reuse, recycle” (explained in Maximize Your Green!, if you haven’t already checked it out). I consider the item entries the main content, not my ponderings and convictions on environmentalism, or thoughts on how I saw something made of recycled material and thought it was pretty so I took a picture of it. Second, I try to substantiate advice with somewhat reliable sources or science. When researching for my content, I’ve seen too many sites that just slap some top 10 list of uses for a so-and-so, that’s likely more or less ripped off from someone else’s top 20 list of uses for the same so-and-so. Sure, I do present many of the ideas I find on other sites, but I make an effort to validate the effectiveness of those claims. I hate visiting sites that have a list of half-myths that are presented like fact. However, if I do post “myths”, I will label it as such in hopes that a more knowledgeable reader or expert can elaborate on it.

I’m also the author of the site Quarter-Life Comics.