• Where Does E-Waste End Up?

    April 25, 2017

    Here are some of the places your waste could turn up…

  • The Importance of Recycling Electronics

    April 11, 2017

    Are you about to get a new smartphone, television, or computer? What are you going to do with the electronic device that you no longer need?

  • How to Encourage Your Loved Ones to Recycle

    March 28, 2017

    There’s strength in numbers, so it’s important to get as many people in your life on board with recycling as possible. But, how can you convince people who aren’t sold on recycling to do it anyways? Here are some tips to help you change these people’s minds:Explain the impact.People often think, “I’m just one person. […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Stop Making These Recycling Mistakes

    February 14, 2017

    Some people think recycling is as easy as tossing your paper and plastic waste into a special bin, but recycling isn’t always so simple. If you want to step up your recycling game this year, make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes:Take lids off.Most recycling centers have to process lids separate from the […]