Posts Tagged ‘Waste Reduction’

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 [...]

“Giving Thanks” Sales at the OSUsed Store Saturday and Wednesday

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

‘Tis the season to think about the things we are thankful for, and for the OSUsed Store, it is our wonderful customers! That is why we are hosting two Giving Thanks Sales on Saturday, 11/22, 9 am – 12 pm and Wednesday, 11/26, 12 pm – 3 pm.
At these sales customers will be [...]

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. [...]

Spin to Win! Celebrate America Recycles Day this Friday

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Drop by the center of the Memorial Union Quad Friday, Nov. 14 between 12 and 3  PM to help us celebrate America Recycles Day; spin the wheel and answer the trivia questions you land on to win your choice of a reusable spork or utensil set! (Pictured below)

America Recycles Day is “a nationally recognized day [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Growing Buildings

Monday, November 10th, 2014

It’s time once again for some weird waste! In today’s installment, we’ll look at some experimental ways where buildings are grown instead of built, providing lower impact ways to create large structures.
Functional fungus grows house in days
Houses made from mushrooms seem like something straight out of a fairy tale. But the Museum of Modern Art’s [...]

Question of the Week: Boat made of Bottles

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 24 oz. OSU water bottle, 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
In 2010, a boat made entirely of water [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Light Topics

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Solid waste is only one part of the equation, and it is important to keep yourself aware of the whole problem. That’s why this week, we’ll be delving into stories that relate to both waste and energy.
Man secedes from United States to build wind turbine
What lengths would you go to be sustainable? For Segway inventor [...]

Fix what fails you at the November Repair Fair Thursday the 6th

Friday, October 31st, 2014

OSU Campus Recycling will be hosting the last Repair Fair of 2014 Thursday, November 6th from 5:30-7:30 pm. The event will be held at the Recycling Warehouse, a.k.a. OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street).
Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills! See [...]