Archive for the ‘Campus Recycling’ Category

Question of the Week: Holiday Values

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will get to choose one of the following prizes depending on what they need most: a reusable utensil kit, water bottle or ChicoBag (like those pictured here).
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one [...]

Become a Master Recycler in 2015!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Now’s the time to sign-up for the 2015 Linn and Benton Master Recycler class offered by Republic Services and OSU Campus Recycling – act soon to secure your spot!

When:

8 required classes on Tuesday nights, January 13th through March 3rd at 6:15-9:00 pm
2 required Saturday field trips on January 31, 9 am – 12:30 pm and [...]

Coffee Cup Coup – Can we count you in?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Coffee Cup Coup is a campaign founded in the belief that together, we can overthrow the tyranny of the disposable cup.
Why, you say? Because…

3,000 coffee cups are thrown away every day at OSU. In a recent audit, we found 563 coffee cups in just 1 dumpster.
They are never recyclable.
Reusable mugs save you money…and save [...]

Question of the Week: Cups Trashed at OSU

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will win a durable Beavers Reuse mug, 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
How many disposable coffee cups are estimated to be thrown away [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Doors, Dirt, and Weapons Waste

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Welcome back, readers; it’s time for the final installment of Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not. For this last week, we’ll be taking a look at an unlikely building material, as well as dipping into the massive world of recycled art.
Palestinian architects build houses from the ground up
History has a way of repeating itself, but a [...]

Got a mug? Get FREE coffee Tuesday and Wednesday!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The OSU Waste Watchers want to reward you for carrying a reusable mug with you!
Come to the MU Quad between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Tuesday and/or Wednesday December 2nd and 3rd with your reusable mug to get a free cup of organic, fair-trade coffee (tea also available)!
While supplies last. Only offered [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Revisiting Recycling Regulations

Monday, November 24th, 2014

This week’s Believe it or Not will take a look back at some of the dirtier moments in recycling’s history, including the exploitation of recycling laws, and one of the most pivotal moments in sustainability lawmaking.
The Love Canal: a recipe for disaster
One of the largest environmental disasters began with a plot of land being sold [...]

Question of the Week: Holiday Food Scraps

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will win a reusable 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
Food waste made up 21% of all of the municipal solid waste disposed [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Instruments and Islands

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Welcome back to Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not! For this week’s weird waste, we’ll be taking a look at an island made from plastic bottles, and the heartwarming story of an orchestra who rose from humble beginnings in a landfill.
Orchestra plays instruments made entirely of trash
The slum of Cateura, Paraguay sits upon a landfill. [...]

Question of the Week: Oregon’s Recycle Rate

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU utensil set, 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
Oregon has a history of being a leader in recycling. [...]