Category Archives: Recycling 101

Mixed Recycling Update

New year, new lid! Learn more about the transition to mixed recycling at Tufts.

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Medford/Somerville Winter Break Recycling Bin Update

Over the winter break, Tufts will begin transitioning the Medford/Somerville campus from dual stream recycling to mixed recycling.

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Recycling at Tufts is about to get easier…

Mixed recycling is coming to Tufts in 2017.

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Teaching Recycling to Pre-Schoolers

Recycling Interns have been working with students at the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School to promote eco-friendly recycling and composting practices within the Tufts community.  » read

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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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Welcome Back Jumbos!

Welcome (back) to the hill Jumbos! September is already upon us and the move-in process has begun, with thousands of pounds of stuff being transported all over campus. » read

Posted in Composting at Matriculation, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs)

EPCS Recycling Initiative

In order to improve recycling habits and extend our influence on Tufts’ campus,Tufts Recycles! decided to carry our efforts over to the Elliot Pearson Children’s School. » read

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Confused about recycling at Hodgdon?

by Mina Brewer
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do with you empty food containers from Hodgdon Good to Go. Luckily, we’ve made an easy guide to help you figure out how to responsibly get rid of them. These posters are downstairs in the food area (in more »

Posted in Paper, Plastics, Recycling 101, Tufts Dining, Uncategorized |dining disposables food hodgdon hodgdon good to go plastic recycling tuds

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