Category Archives: Composting at Tufts

GameDay Challenge Results are In!

In 2015 Tufts competed against hundreds of universities in the GameDay Challenge. Here’s how we did. » read

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Composting Forum

On Wednesday, December 2nd, Tufts Recycles! intern Savannah and recycling associate CJ gave a presentation about composting at Tufts. » read

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Goodbye Seniors!

by M.T. Snyder
Tufts Recycles! congratulates each member of the Class of 2014 on all of their achievements and hard work throughout their time at Tufts. Over 10,000 supporters, including the Tufts Recycles! team, came out to the commencement ceremony at the Medford campus to see the graduates off into the post-college world.  As more »

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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 »

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TuftsRecycles! Composts the President's Picnic 2012

by C.J.
After the craziness of Commencement, the President’s Picnic is a great opportunity for the remaining students, faculty, and staff to relax with some down-home barbeque food and some lemonade on the Lawn. More important for us: after our sustainability success at Commencement by processing over 5000 meals, we were able to relax more »

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TuftsRecycles! Composts Commencement 2012

by C.J.
Commencement is a big deal, period, full stop. The speeches, the crying, the tearful last-minute hugs on the sun-basked hill before grad school and the working world all make for an unforgettable day. And don’t forget the senior luncheon: feeding over 10,000 people is no small matter. But what about processing the more »

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First Batch of Compost!

by Rose Eilenberg
On Monday, March 5, the recycling interns recovered our first batch of compost from the new ComposTumbler. We are so excited that we have had such a positive response – the bin is filling up so fast!
As you can see, the compost didn’t even have time to more »

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Composting at Tufts

by Rose Eilenberg
Do you love the magic of turning your food waste into nutrient-rich compost? Then, you probably want to learn more about what is going on in the world of compost on the Tufts Medford-Somerville campus. We currently have three locations where anyone can drop off their organic waste to more »

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Composting at Matriculation 2011

by Danielle Cotter
The class of 2015 was admitted to Tufts in its strongest undergraduate admissions cycle yet, and on their first day on the hill, they learned how to compost.
This year’s matriculation meals were almost completely compost-friendly; plates and napkins were compostable, and the menu was made up of primarily more »

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Workers Needed for Matriculation 2011 Luncheon

by Danielle Cotter
With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful, and get paid doing so!
Just three years ago, food waste was composted for the first time during freshman orientation. Tufts Dining Services, the Facilities Department, the Tufts Institute of more »

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