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Trash Audit at Fletcher

by Dawn Quirk
Two days before exams were scheduled to begin, Fletcher School’s trash was examined by Tufts Recycles and barely received an average grade. About 30% by weight of Fletcher’s trash was actually recyclable. This includes paper (18.5%) and commingled glass, metal, and plastic (10.7%). With all that paper in the more »

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Rethinking Disposables: An Oceanic Wake Up Call

by Dawn Quirk
Returning from Hawaii to California, Ocean Researcher Charles Moore came across a terrifying sight: everyday for one week he saw trash as far as the eye could see from the deck of his research vessel. He conjectures that this polluted area exists from just off the coast of China more »

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