Category Archives: Plastics

Confused about recycling at Hodgdon?

ShareTweet   Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do with you empty food containers from Hodgdon Good to Go. Luckily, we’ve made an easy guide to help you figure out how to responsibly get rid of them. These … Continue reading

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Lift The Lid Poster!

ShareTweet   Be on the lookout for these new posters – they will be put up around campus soon!

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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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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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How One Company is Recycling and Reusing Plastic Waste in the Ocean

ShareTweet We’ve all seen pictures of sea life caught in six pack rings, and plastic bags washed up on shore.  Not only is it heartbreaking, but it pollutes our environment and is a waste of materials. Have you ever wished … 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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