Archive for January, 2014

Repair Fair Recap: January 2014

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

By Kyle Reed
Crack. Rip. Cachunk. Crunch. Boom. These sounds can be the cause of a ruined day, especially when your favorite pair of pants suddenly has a gaping hole in it, or your vacuum sucks in an entirely new way. Replacing these items can be an expensive hassle, and the problems may not always have [...]

Question of the Week: Plastic Clamshells

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 20 oz OSU water bottle!
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
What are three reasons why plastic clamshells are not commonly accepted as recyclable [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: Plastic Recyclables

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

By Mythbuster Kyle Reed
Who are the Recycling Mythbusters?
We are Kyle “Reedcycler” Reed, Amanda “Jill of All Trades” Abbott and Rachel “Waste Watcher” Tholl. This term we will be introducing you to some recycling-based myths, and busting them so you don’t have to. 
Together we are the Recycling Mythbusters.
We don’t just tell [...]

Let’s Build a Trash Monster! Construction Party on Wednesday

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ready to tap into your creative side?
Come by the Waste Watchers‘ event Let’s Build a Trash Monster: Scrap Sculpture Construction Party on Wednesday, January 29 between 5:30 and 8:00 pm at the OSU Recycling Warehouse (644 SW 13th St.)!

Drop by anytime in the timeframe to lend a hand in building a trash monster sculpture using [...]

Question of the Week: 2014 January Repair Fair

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first three people to respond with an eligible answer will win a reusable OSU spork, like the one pictured here!
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
What is one item you personally have that is in [...]

Repair Fair Thurs. Jan. 23: Get your fix!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

If it’s broke, fix it! Do so by coming to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Thursday, January 23rd between 5:30 and 7:30 pm for our January Repair Fair.
Bring your broken items and questions and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things, and drop-in DIY (do it [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: The Recycling Symbol

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

By Mythbuster Kyle Reed
About this Series
No one wants to be told that what they are doing – and what they have always done – is wrong. Yet most who are recycling-savvy have experienced this in one form or another. When it comes down to it, recycling can at times be complex. That’s [...]

OSU student study sustainable business practices in Corvallis

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

In spring 2013, Dr. Hilary Boudet’s class of public policy graduate students embarked on a partnership with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to help answer the following question: How can the Coalition encourage local businesses to implement more sustainable practices? The class also addressed questions of defining what a sustainable business practice looked like.

A primary purpose [...]

Question of the Week: Products of Recycled Bottles and Cans

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 20 oz OSU water bottle!
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.

Question of the Week
According to our Behind-the-Scenes blog series, redeemable bottles and cans at OSU are [...]

Question of the Week: 2014 OSUsed Store public sales

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win an OSU ChicoBag, like the one pictured here!
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.

Question of the Week
When will the public sales at the OSUsed Store take place this [...]