Category Archives: Plastics

Lift The Lid!

ShareTweet You’re finishing up a great cup of coffee from the rez, and, being a responsible student, go to recycle it. But wait – what? This coffee cup doesn’t fit easily into the hole in the paper recycling bin! And … Continue reading

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From yogurt cups to drinking cups

ShareTweet Need new back-to-school items for your dorm? How about ones made from recycled yogurt cups? Get your complete 100% recycled kitchen and dinnerware such as bowls, strainers, cutting boards, storage containers, cups, plates and more at Preserve. You can … Continue reading

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Boat Of Plastic Bottles Ends 4-Month Pacific Sail

ShareTweet “There were many times when people looked at us and said, ‘you’re crazy,’”… “I think it drove us on to say, ‘Anything’s possible.’” Click here to read the Associated Press article about the ship’s adventure. The Plastiki’s website is … Continue reading

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Bottle Caps

ShareTweet Here at Tufts, everyone is really getting good about recycling. Whether it’s been spurred on by RecycleMania, by a newfound eco-conscience, or by the realization that “matter can neither be created nor destroyed” has real world applications outside the … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags

ShareTweet According to EPA, the global annual consumption of plastic bags is 500 billion to 1 trillion. What’s even worse is that less than 1% of these bags are recycled! Click on the link below to see the effects of … Continue reading

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Please Drink Responsibly

ShareTweet Did you know that more than 4 billion pounds of plastic bottles end up in landfills or as roadside litter annually? Or that producing bottles to meet Americans’ demand for bottled water required more than 17 million barrels of … Continue reading

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Paper vs. Plastic?

ShareTweet Are you really still wondering? Read The Washington Post’s report that reuse is best. Tip – if you forget to bring bags on your next trip to buy groceries, just grab some from the plastic bag recycling bin. Most … Continue reading

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Stick-Free Packaging – A Ketchup Lover’s Dream

ShareTweet Let me set the scene…You are shaking a bottle of ketchup for the last drops when a disturbing farting noise ruins your appetite, not to mention your popularity. We’ve all been there. Not only can these sticky condiments be … Continue reading

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Recycling at Move In=No Joke

ShareTweet A huge thanks to our beloved custodians for recycling during move-in this year! From breaking down boxes, removing trash, and collecting cardboard from all 40 residential buildings – not to mention during high temperatures – our crew did an … Continue reading

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