Category Archives: Recycled Products – Unusual

Every wonder where styrofoam goes?

ShareTweet The people down at Tufts’ Science and Technology did too! Today 29 bags of styrofoam were responsibly recycled by TuftsRecycles! interns and a partner organization that specializes in converting this pesky waste into useful materials. While we are proud … 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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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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Recycled Products Have Come a Looong Way Baby

ShareTweet This past weekend Hynes Convention Center was abuzz with dozens of green vendors peddling everything from organic vodka to reusable diapers in the down:2:earth convention. Of the dozens of vendors, there were quite a few with unique approaches to … Continue reading

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No Paper Hats Here

ShareTweet Does the smash hit finale at the National Recycling Coalition’s 2007 ExpoDoes “recycled fashion show” conjure up images of Hawaiian skirts made from paper shreds or give flashbacks from Project Runway’s season three Waste Not Want Not episode? Then … Continue reading

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