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Thanks to Tufts Recycles!, anyone can decrease (or completely remove) their environmental footprint while on the road. Basing their tips from the movie YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip, Christopher Ghanny, A15, drops some knowledge on sustainable traveling. From basics like using your own dishware to lesser-known techniques using smartphones, their environmental wisdom offers ideas we can use both on the road and in every day life:
“Tupperware is your best friend.
Instead of wasteful food containers and plastic bags, bring reusable plastic bins with you to hold your leftovers and food scraps. When shopping, use your tupperware to stash fruits, granola, or nuts bought from bulk bins (Whole Foods has them, and they’re less pricey than you probably think!). Locking containers like the ones pictured above also prevent flies and animals from getting into your food supply.”
This year Tufts Recycles! encouraged students to think about recycling and reusing while they were packing up their dorm rooms for the summer. The R²ePACK move-out initiative asks students to Reuse & Recycle everything, pack and clean. This year they collected:
- 8500 pounds of clothes and linens, to be donated and recycled
- 1 truckload of freecyclable items, to be donated to incoming freshmen in the fall
- 20 pairs of crutches, to be reused by the Tufts Athletics Department
- 15 boxes of nonperishable food, donated to Project Soup in Somerville
- 6 boxes of Dining Hall dishes, returned to Dewick-MacPhie and Carmichael Dining Halls
- 5 boxes of school supplies, to be donated to the Medford Public Schools
- 3 boxes of books, to be donated to the Boston Prison Book Drive
- 2 cubic yards of broken and working electronics, to be recycled
- 1 mountain of mattress foam, to be recycled
To document R²ePACK 2012, the team took photos during the collection. Click on the photos to see more on the Tufts Recycles! blog: