Category Archives: Reuse/DIY

Your Used Phones Go to a Great Cause!

ShareTweet by Lilly Wang 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 … Continue reading

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First box of shoes ready for shipment!

ShareTweet by Lilly Wang 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 … Continue reading

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Reducing Waste on the Road

ShareTweet by C.J. 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 … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Upcycling?

ShareTweet by C.J. 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 … Continue reading

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Get Cash for Old Clothes

ShareTweet by Colleen Flanagan 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 … Continue reading

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DIY – Cork Tops

ShareTweet       by Dawn Quirk 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 … Continue reading

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Recycle Runway

ShareTweet by Dawn Quirk 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 … Continue reading

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Have you ever heard of Dumpster Diving?

ShareTweet by Dawn Quirk 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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