Category Archives: Composting

Lint: To compost or not to compost?

ShareTweet Lint, that dusty grey stuff that collects in your dryer, has recently been garnering some attention… The EPA lists dryer lint as safe for composting, claiming that only biodegradable/natural fibers from cotton or wool clothing break down in the … Continue reading

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Orientation/Move-In 2012 – Welcome to Tufts!

ShareTweet Welcome returning students and class of 2016! As we enter the 2012-2013 academic year, we at TuftsRecycles! would like to keep you up to date on our work towards greater sustainability on campus. Here’s what we’ll be doing (and … Continue reading

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TuftsRecycles! Composts the President’s Picnic 2012

ShareTweet After the craziness of Commencement, the President’s Picnic is a great opportunity for the remaining students, faculty, and staff to relax with some down-home barbeque food and some lemonade on the Lawn. More important for us: after our sustainability … Continue reading

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TuftsRecycles! Composts Commencement 2012

ShareTweet Commencement is a big deal, period, full stop. The speeches, the crying, the tearful last-minute hugs on the sun-basked hill before grad school and the working world all make for an unforgettable day. And don’t forget the senior luncheon: … Continue reading

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First Batch of Compost!

ShareTweet On Monday, March 5, the recycling interns recovered our first batch of compost from the new ComposTumbler. We are so excited that we have had such a positive response – the bin is filling up so fast! As you … Continue reading

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Composting at Tufts

ShareTweet Do you love the magic of turning your food waste into nutrient-rich compost? Then, you probably want to learn more about what is going on in the world of compost on the Tufts Medford-Somerville campus. We currently have three … Continue reading

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Reach Out and Reduce Waste!

ShareTweet Last Friday at ten in the morning, a time when most college students are still sound asleep, a group of girls from the Tufts chapter of Alpha Phi, along with Tufts’ Recycling Manager Dawn Quirk, were outside battling muddy … Continue reading

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Composting at Matriculation 2011

ShareTweet The class of 2015 was admitted to Tufts in its strongest undergraduate admissions cycle yet, and on their first day on the hill, they learned how to compost. This year’s matriculation meals were almost completely compost-friendly; plates and napkins … Continue reading

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Workers Needed for Matriculation 2011 Luncheon

ShareTweet With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful, and get paid doing so! Just three years ago, food waste was composted for the first time during freshman orientation. … Continue reading

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2010 Matriculation Luncheon- Volunteers Needed

ShareTweet With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful. Please give us a hand! Two years ago was the first time food waste was composted during freshman orientation. Read … Continue reading

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