Category Archives: Featured

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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Reducing Waste on the Road

ShareTweet Thanks to our friends at Tufts’ Office of Sustainability, the TuftsRecycles! team got the privilege of viewing the documentary YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip. The film chronicles three friends who sojourn across the country for a year in search of … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Upcycling?

ShareTweet Upcycle – verb. /ˈʌpˌsaɪkəl/ to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original. Recycling your waste is great — but upcycling produces a reusable item without the energy needed to process recyclables. In the picture above, normally disposable toilet paper rolls are upcycled into a cable and cord … Continue reading

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R²ePack 2012 By The Numbers (And In Pictures!)

ShareTweet Happy summer to all graduating and returning students! While you were packing up your dorm rooms and fiddling with CollegeBoxes, the TuftsRecycles! team was hard at work collecting assorted items for R²ePACK 2012.  What is R²ePACK?! Good question! R²ePACK … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing the Electric Car

ShareTweet Can you imagine a world where gasoline cars are a thing of the past? Where the cost of every mile isn’t influenced by the price of oil? Where you can drive knowing your car can be used as a … Continue reading

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Results for the RecycleManiacs!

ShareTweet The “March madness” of the second half of RecycleMania has come to an end, and we at TR would like to thank all of you who helped to make this year’s RecycleMania such a success. Whether it was by … Continue reading

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How one man is starting a recycling revolution!

ShareTweet At age 23, Matthew Jose is helping to start a recycling revolution in India.  He began the organization Paperman, which helps promote recycling awareness and use recycling campaigns to support social causes.  Before he began Paperman, Matthew discovered that … Continue reading

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Where in the World is the Great Garbage Patch?

ShareTweet Could you pinpoint the North Pacific Gyre on a map? In which country is the world’s largest landfill located? Don’t feel bad if you can’t answer either of these questions–you’re certainly not alone if you can’t. In today’s throwaway … Continue reading

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Biodegradable Balloons: Better for the Environment?

ShareTweet Since I was a little girl, I have been afraid of balloons for fear of accidentally letting one slip through my fingers and inadvertently causing the strangulation of an innocent dolphin or bird.  Upon finding out about an impending … Continue reading

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Go Green at Boston GreenFest 2011!

ShareTweet Does the idea of compost make you feel the opposite of composed? Are there used batteries collecting dust in your basement because the proper place for their disposal remains elusive to you? If so, you’re not alone; in 2010 … Continue reading

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