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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 been recycled (based on volume). Out of thirty six and half bags, almost seven bags were paper and almost three were mixed bottles.

Help us do better by participating in the recycling program. Come by Dewick during lunch on America Recycles Day to pledge to recycle better. If you cannot pledge in person, click here to read the pledge and tell us what you choose by emailing us at

Thank you in advance for your cooperation! To read the Tufts Daily article by Ben Gittleson, please click here.