Posts Tagged ‘Waste Reduction’

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 [...]

Question of the Week: Coffee Cup Coup

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Time once again for our Question of the Week! This week we will accept “entries” (on social media only) until 8 pm today and will randomly select two winners to each receive a Beavers Reuse mug!
Question of the Week
The Coffee Cup Coup is a campaign to overthrow the tyranny of the disposable cup (i.e. use [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Food for Thought

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Food waste is one of the biggest  forms of waste out there. It’s been said that if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, right behind China and the US.
But everyone needs to eat, and world hunger is still an issue. Today, I’ll take you through [...]

Spooktacular Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store Wednesday

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Come by the OSUsed Store for a spooktacular Halloween Sale on Wednesday, October 29 between 12:00 and 3:00 pm.
Reach into the “cauldron” and pick an eyeball – you just may be lucky enough to draw one good for 25, 50 or 75% off one item!
Terms: Each customer may draw once. Each coupon [...]

Question of the Week: Fall Repair Fair dates

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Sewage Surprises

Monday, October 20th, 2014

It’s time for this week’s installment of Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not! Today, I’ve procured some stories that may make you rethink our sewage situation.
Brooklyn turns food and waste into energy
Jimmy Pynn has trillions of children, all of which are bacteria. Each needs three meals a day; luckily, the city of Brooklyn provides them [...]

Question of the Week: Recycling on Game Day

Wednesday, October 15th, 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.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
Our website offers information on how you can improve your game day waste [...]