• What You Need to Know About Plastics in the Ocean

    March 21, 2017

    There is a lot of trash in the ocean, but the most common material found in the water is plastic. In fact, it is estimated that in each square mile of the ocean, there are over 46,000 pieces of plastic. How does all of this plastic get into the ocean? Imagine that you see a […]

  • Looking at Your 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge Winners

    March 16, 2017

    The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a national competition that pits universities against each other with a goal to reduce and recycle at the highest level.

  • Companies That Are Committed to Reducing Waste

    March 14, 2017

    Take a look at how these big-name brands are doing their part to reduce waste…

  • Precious Plastic: Changing the Way We Look at Plastic Waste

    March 9, 2017

    I think at this point we all are at least slightly aware of the problems with plastic waste. Part of the problem stems from the fact that plastic was designed to last forever but every day we use plastic items that have been made to be used once and then tossed. Some of these items […]

  • Recycling Tips for the Classroom

    March 7, 2017

    If you’re a teacher who wants to get your students more involved in recycling, follow these tips to get started…

  • An Unintended Consequence of Single-Stream Recycling

    March 2, 2017

    As the U.S. tries to find ways to expand recycling and invigorate our stalled recycling rates, cities around the country are buying into single-stream recycling as a way to make it easier for people to recycle and reduce recycling costs. It seems like single-stream recycling is our panacea to make recycling so easy that it’s […]

  • Upcycling vs. Recycling

    February 28, 2017

    Everyone has heard of recycling, but what about upcycling? Recycling is the process of turning waste into a reusable material or product. It involves taking common household items, such as paper, glass, and plastic, breaking down the materials, and using them to form another product that is often of lesser quality. For example, the quality […]

  • Smart Minds Reimagining Paper

    February 23, 2017

    The U.S. has a waste problem. Together, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we generate over 250 million tons of waste every year. And our average national recycling rates have been stagnant at about 34 percent. What we don’t recycle ends up in our ever-growing landfills.To put that into even more imaginable terms, the […]

  • Apps To Help You Recycle

    February 21, 2017

    Do you want to make recycling easier? There’s an app for that! Whether you’ve never recycled before or you consider yourself a seasoned pro, there are a number of apps that can make the recycling process much easier. Here are a list of the top recycling apps you should have on your smartphone:RecycleNationDownload the RecycleNation […]

  • Some Disturbing Facts about the Great Lakes

    February 16, 2017

    There is something magical about the Great Lakes. I was born in Ohio, grew up in Minnesota and have lived in most of the states that border them so it is probably inevitable that I would feel a connection to the Great Lakes. In school we learned the secret trick for remembering them, H-O-M-E-S: Lakes […]