Category Archives: Reuse/DIY

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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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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DIY – Cork Tops

ShareTweet If you are reading this blog, you are probably at least inclined to recycle and perhaps are curious about cool products that have been made from reused objects. A bottle cork is a common item in many homes but … Continue reading

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Recycle Runway

ShareTweet Nancy Judd, founder of Recycle Runway, turns recyclables such as crushed glass, soda cans, and campaign signs into outfits with elements of fashion, art, and politics. Her latest project includes a 1950s-style cocktail dress made from Obama yard signs, … Continue reading

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Have you ever heard of Dumpster Diving?

ShareTweet Two friends decide to not buy any things for three months. They dumpster dive all of their clothes, food, electronics, art materials, etc.

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