Category Archives: Litter

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

Biodegradable Balloons: Better for the Environment?

by Danielle Cotter

Since I was a little girl, I have been afraid of balloons for fear of accidentally letting one slip through my fingers and inadvertently causing the strangulation of an innocent dolphin or bird.  Upon finding out about an impending balloon release on campus, I shuddered to think of all more »

Posted in Featured, Litter, Recycled Products - Unusual, Uncategorized |balloon biodegradable bird dolphin unusual

“Pick it up when you see it”

by Dawn Quirk

Tufts Recycles! just learned of a fascinating woman who picks up litter while walking her dog and then blogs about it. We highly recommend reading of her adventures in dog walking and litter tackling! Read the LITTERary Journal by clicking here .

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Rethinking Disposables: An Oceanic Wake Up Call

by Dawn Quirk
Returning from Hawaii to California, Ocean Researcher Charles Moore came across a terrifying sight: everyday for one week he saw trash as far as the eye could see from the deck of his research vessel. He conjectures that this polluted area exists from just off the coast of China more »

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