Category Archives: Trash Audits

Recycling 01: Teaching Recycling to Preschoolers

by Mitul Rathod and Liora Silkes
As part of Tufts’ continuing initiative to promote eco-friendly recycling and composting practices within the Tufts community, interns from Tufts Recycles organized a teach-in at the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School. Presented with the task of teaching a classroom of 3-4 year olds what recycling is, why it is important, and more »

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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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November 15 is America Recycles Day!

by Dawn Quirk
In anticipation of America Recycles Day and to learn more about trash at Tufts, Joshua Yellin, Lori Lichtman, Nicolas Viveros, Emily Rockwell, Yosefa Ehrlich, Heather Angstrom and Dawn Quirk sorted through a whole dumpster of a dormitory’s trash today. A whopping 25.86% of the six yards of sorted trash could have more »

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