Category Archives: Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs)

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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Your Used Phones Go to a Great Cause!

ShareTweet Ever wonder what happens to all the old phones that end up in the electronics recycling bins around campus? … Well, the TuftsRecycles! team is proud to announce that 95 “gently-used” cell phones were sent out today to Cell Phones for … Continue reading

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First box of shoes ready for shipment!

ShareTweet Thank you to everyone who dropped off their shoes in the new bin located at the Tisch Sports & Fitness Center!     Thanks for doing your part in reducing waste & supporting microbusinesses. Keep ‘em coming guys! – The … 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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Get Cash for Old Clothes

ShareTweet A new website was recently launched that allows people to buy and sell clothing to raise money! This money can go towards philanthropic groups and projects, or even for personal gain. The theme of the website is recycling for … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Remembering the Three R’s

ShareTweet During these difficult economic times, many Americans have been forced to go “back to the basics.” Cook at home instead of go out to eat. Forgo those extra pair of jeans. Take a vacation in-state instead of around the … Continue reading

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