Posts Tagged ‘Waste Reduction’

Recycling Mythbusters: Recycling isn’t universal

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

By Mythbuster Rachel Tholl
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: Trash Monster photo contest

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
This week, post a photo of yourself on our Facebook page with the RecycleMania Trash monster by Thursday at 5 pm to be entered to win a reusable cold cup with straw!

Details
The Trash Monster is in the center of the Memorial Union Quad. Please post the photo on our wall [...]

RecycleMania 2014 Kicks Off with M.U. Quad Trash Monster

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

If you have passed through the Memorial Union Quad yet this week, you may have noticed a new presence: a heaping, stinking beast most foul!
The RecycleMania Trash Monster, as it’s known, was built by our student volunteer team the Waste Watchers last week. It is built a monster out of 260 lbs. of trash – [...]

Donate to the Food Drive this month and save at the OSUsed Store

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Donate 3 or more OSU Food Drive items to our public sales in February to receive a coupon for use in our store!
For each set of 3 Food Drive donations you give, you will receive 1 coupon. Each coupon will be good for one of the following: $5 off any single item priced [...]

RecycleMania Hall Recycling Competition has begun!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

RecycleMania 2014, an 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition, launched Saturday and with it began the 4th Annual Hall Recycling Competition.
The annual Hall Recycling Competition, started in 2011, will run for the first 3 weeks of RecycleMania 2014 – February 1-21. The competition is an opportunity to motivate residents to up their [...]

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 [...]