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Have you heard of Upcycling?

by C.J.

Upcycleverb. /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 organizer which can be used over more »

Posted in Featured, Recycled Products - Unusual, Recycling 101, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Reuse/DIY |diy repurpose reuse unusual upcycling

R²ePack 2012 By The Numbers (And In Pictures!)

by C.J.
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 is our move-out initiative in which students are asked to Reuse more »

Posted in Dormitories & On-Campus, Featured, Move-out/R2ePack, Recycling at Tufts, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Uncategorized |dorm clean up freecycle move out r2epack repack