Category Archives: Reuse/DIY

Your Used Phones Go to a Great Cause!

by Lilly Wang
Ever wonder what happens to all the old phones that end up in the electronics recycling bins around campus?

… Well, the TuftsRecycles! team is proud to announce that 95 “gently-used” cell phones were sent out today to Cell Phones for Soldiers , a non-profit organization that sells old more »

Posted in Electronics, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Reuse/DIY, Uncategorized |cell phone electronics phone reuse

First box of shoes ready for shipment!

by Lilly Wang
Thank you to everyone who dropped off their shoes in the new bin located at the Tisch Sports & Fitness Center!
Thanks for doing your part in reducing waste & supporting microbusinesses . Keep ’em coming guys!
– The TuftsRecycles! Team

Posted in Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Reuse/DIY, Uncategorized |rerun reuse shoes

Reducing Waste on the Road

by C.J.
Thanks to our friends at Tufts’ Office of Sustainability , the TuftsRecycles! team got the privilege of viewing the documentary  YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip . The film chronicles three friends who sojourn across the country for a year in search of the best of America’s sustainable sites, all while keeping all of their trash, recycling, and waste in their more »

Posted in Featured, Recycling 101, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Reuse/DIY, Zero Waste |reduce reuse tips yert

Have you heard of Upcycling?

by C.J.

Upcycleverb. /ˈʌpˌsaɪkəl/ to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original.
Recycling your waste is great — but upcycling produces a reusable item without the energy needed to process recyclables. In the picture above, normally disposable toilet paper rolls are upcycled into a cable and cord organizer which can be used over more »

Posted in Featured, Recycled Products - Unusual, Recycling 101, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Reuse/DIY |diy repurpose reuse unusual upcycling

Get Cash for Old Clothes

by Colleen Flanagan
A new website was recently launched that allows people to buy and sell clothing to raise money! This money can go towards philanthropic groups and projects, or even for personal gain. The theme of the website is recycling for social change. Many of us have clothes in our closet that we more »

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DIY – Cork Tops

by Dawn Quirk

If you are reading this blog, you are probably at least inclined to recycle and perhaps are curious about cool products that have been made from reused objects. A bottle cork is a common item in many homes but recycling outlets for corks are few more »

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Recycle Runway

by Dawn Quirk
Nancy Judd, founder of Recycle Runway , turns recyclables such as crushed glass, soda cans, and campaign signs into outfits with elements of fashion, art, and politics. Her latest project includes a 1950s-style cocktail dress made from Obama yard signs, a man’s winter coat covered with paper campaign door hangers, a woman’s more »

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Have you ever heard of Dumpster Diving?

by Dawn Quirk
Two friends decide to not buy any things for three months. They dumpster dive all of their clothes, food, electronics, art materials, etc.

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