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Uploaded on Feb 14, 2011

Join Melissa McGinnis, host of greenopolis tv in this second episode of "Recycling Around the World". Meet greenopolis correspondents, learn some tips and get your questions answered.

We start with a letter from a viewer, Lauren, who ask, what are the ways to reuse flower arrangements?

If you're lucky enough to receive some flowers this year, you might want to think about reusing. You can always air-dry them and turn them into a dried arrangement.

Composting is a natural form of recycling. A lot of the stuff you throw away to the garbage can be used for composting. When it comes to food waste, vegetables, coffee grounds, egg shells can be composted. When it comes to yard waste, you can compost leaves, grass clippings and small branches, including soiled paper. It's not a problem, just put it in there and it will compost. And let's not forget all those flowers you're going to get from your Valentine. When you're done with them, you can compost them. All these materials go to a composting pit but this pit can be bought from the market, or you can make one at home. Always check with your city or your county to see if they have any rules on this or if they have any programs that will help you compost.

Next we head over back to LA with Grain - she has a great update regarding the Dream Machine recycle rally.

She just found out that we can get a recycling program with the Dream Machine Recycle Rally. She's applying one for my school at their website which is http://www.dreammachinerecyclerally.com.

Then let's head over to New York to visit with the eco-twins!

I love to recycle jeans - they could be used as insulation for homes. I always go to the recycle your blues event at the Gap here and bring my jeans for their program. But what have you guys learned? Are you recycling your jeans out there?

We're going to donate jeans and people are going to use them over and over again at a green market. We're donating our clothes for recycling!

There are a few things that happens with all the clothes they collect. Everything that's usable, which is about 50% of what they get, is shipped to South America where people that need them are able to take them, wear them, and use them.

So cool, huh?

And in today's street beat takes we're in Oklahoma with the founder of Reasor's retail chain stores, Jeff Reasor. Thanks to Jeff for watching GreenopolisTV!

And thanks to you for watching this week! Remember that we'd love to hear from you. Please send us your questions to myvideos @ greenopolis . com. You could even be a correspondent for us! Send us your videos, and we'll check it out. And hopefully air you alongside other correspondents. Thanks again, have a great week!

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