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Lint: To compost or not to compost?

by Lilly Wang
Lint, that dusty grey stuff that collects in your dryer, has recently been garnering some attention…
The EPA lists dryer lint as safe for compostin g , claiming that only biodegradable/natural fibers from cotton or wool clothing break down in the wash. According to the US Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, putting more »

Posted in Composting, Composting at Tufts, Plastics, Recycling at Home, Uncategorized |compost composting lint

How One Company is Recycling and Reusing Plastic Waste in the Ocean

by Lauren Ferrucci
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 that something could be done?
 
In fact, company Ecover more »

Posted in Beach & International Coastal Clean-up, Litter, Oceans, Plastics, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Uncategorized |coastal cleanup ocean plastic reuse

Every wonder where styrofoam goes?

by Dawn Quirk
The people down at Tufts’ Science and Technology did too! Today 29 bags of styrofoam were responsibly recycled by TuftsRecycles! interns and a partner organization that specializes in converting this pesky waste into useful materials.
While we are proud to help recycle this material, we hope one day it will more »

Posted in Recycled Products - Unusual, Uncategorized |styrofoam

by Dawn Quirk
FIRST ROUND RECYCLE MANIA DORM RANKINGS ARE READY!

Posted in Dormitories & On-Campus, RecycleMania, Uncategorized |recyclemania