Posts Tagged ‘Waste Reduction’

Recycling Mythbusters: Recycling vs. Landfilling

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

By Mythbuster Amanda Abbott
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 the myths, we put them to [...]

Question of the Week: Disposal of E-Waste

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU spork.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
Many electronic waste items include hazardous materials. Because of this, what three types of e-waste are [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: Biodegradable vs. Compostable

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

If you throw a biodegradable item into the compost at home, it will break down into a more natural form – for instance, biodegradable paper will turn into tiny bits of paper. However it will not offer nutrients to the soil in a compost bin. This is why biodegradable products do not belong in compost [...]

Resident Hall Recycling Competition results are in

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Resident Hall Recycling Competition has come to an end, and the results are in: Halsell emerged the victor, finishing the competition with 3.63 lbs of recycling per person.
Following in second and third were Bloss and West, with 2.92 and 2.86 pounds of recycling respectively.
Every res. hall will receive Inter-Hall Challenge points dependent upon their [...]

Question of the Week: Triangle on plastic items

Thursday, February 20th, 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
On many plastic items, there is a number surrounded by a triangle. What [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: Contamination in Recycling

Tuesday, February 18th, 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 the myths, we put them to [...]

Share recycling e-cards with your Valentine!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

If you are interested in sustainability, and presumably you are as a visitor of this blog, you may be thinking about how to go beyond throw-away trinkets to show your love this Valentine’s Day.
Might we suggest you both show your support for sustainability and appreciation for your loved ones by sharing recycling-themed E-Cards?
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Question of the Week: February RecycleMania events

Wednesday, February 12th, 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.
- See more at: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/blog/2014/01/question-of-the-week-plastic-clamshells/#sthash.sdx62pMx.dpuf
Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to [...]

Outdoor Used Equipment Sale this Saturday

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

OSU Rec Sports, in partnership with Surplus Property, will host a sale of used outdoor sporting equipment this Saturday, February 15 at McAlexander Fieldhouse. The event will be held 8:30-11:30 am but we recommend coming before 10 am for the best selection.
Come find great deals on used gear including camping, skiing, climbing, boating and more! [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: Sorting recyclables

Tuesday, February 11th, 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 the myths, we put them to [...]