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Monica Burton

At SmartSign, Monica manages and contributes to various blogs. Prior to joining the SmartSign content team, she helped produce and manage content for online publications, including NYmag.com and StyleCaster.com. Monica studied journalism and French at New York University and attended the Columbia Publishing Course, where she learned the ins and outs of book, magazine and digital publishing. She grew up in Philadelphia, Tucson and Central New Jersey, but has called New York home for the past six years, and has lived in Brooklyn, specifically, for the last two. When not reading up on the latest in waste management for RecycleReminders, she enjoys reading long-form journalism, contemporary fiction and restaurant menus.

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Applying the three R’s to your kids’ Halloween costumes

Applying the three R’s to your kids’ Halloween costumes

| October 28, 2014

If you’re a forward-thinking, highly-organized parent, you’ve likely already crafted the perfect Halloween costumes for your kids. But, if you’re like some of us and have been so busy that you only just noticed that November is nary a week away, you may be looking for some help in the costume department. The best costumes are both […]

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Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

| September 30, 2014

You may have seen our coverage of organic waste recycling initiatives across the country. These efforts to raise awareness of the need for food recycling are paying off as more and more people embrace composting. At RecycleReminders, we are very excited to introduce our own composting awareness campaign: Team Compost. Food waste makes up nearly one third […]

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

| April 22, 2014

Earth Day is today! Celebrate by making your own custom sign at RecycleReminders.com.

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7 recycling resolutions for the New Year

7 recycling resolutions for the New Year

| December 31, 2013

Now that you’ve vowed to get to the gym more, take some time to help others, and cut back on some of your vices, we at Recycle Reminders would like to remind you to make recycling part of your New Year’s resolutions. It’s never too late to begin taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint. […]

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Creative reuse marketplace ‘Don’t Toss It’ supports upcycling in NJ

Creative reuse marketplace ‘Don’t Toss It’ supports upcycling in NJ

| December 5, 2013

We so often discuss the restrictions on recycling—how recyclable materials can become contaminated and the large number of things that can’t be placed in the recycling bins in the first place. But, if you get creative, you can give almost anything a second life. That’s the message that a new “creative reuse marketplace” hopes to […]

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City recycling guides

City recycling guides

| October 10, 2013

Is recycling mandatory? Can paper and plastic go in the same bin? And where can I recycle my old electronics? These are some of the more common questions one might have about recycling regulations, and because the answers vary from place to place, knowing exactly how to properly recycle in your home city isn’t always […]

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Build it Green! NYC brings sustainable design to Brooklyn

Build it Green! NYC brings sustainable design to Brooklyn

| October 3, 2013

Under the, tracks of the F and G trains, a few paces from a Lowe’s hardware store and the Gowanus Canal, the bright-green paint job of the Brooklyn location for Build it Green! NYC (BIG!NYC) reminds passersby of the space’s mission: the nonprofit organization provides greener options for both building and interior design. BIG!NYC’s Gowanus […]

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