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Recycling for the Greater Good at Homecoming 2010

As mentioned previously on this blog, OSU has signed up to participate in the EPA Game Day Challenge this year, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. We will be bringing together a team of 50+ volunteers at the October 30th home football game to both increase recycling and fight hunger. […]

Styrofoam recycling pilot leads to cost savings

As mentioned in a previous post, we collected approximately 120 cubic yards (equal to 20 standard dumpsters) of Styrofoam in just 6 days during residence hall move-in week. This was the first time Campus Recycling offered a bin to collect this material separately. We recently received the invoice for Total Reclaim’s recycling and hauling fee, […]

What do we do with old mattresses?

Even for those of us who really try to reduce waste in our lives, stuff comes along from time to time that is just hard to find a place to recycle.  What do you do with old mattresses?  It’s not too often that most people have to deal with this. But OSU’s University Housing & […]

OSU Helps da Vinci Days Cut Festival Trash in Half

This year OSU Campus Recycling partnered with the da Vinci Days festival to start a waste reduction initiative at the July 2010 festival. A report has just been released, which includes all the results along with methodology, photos, ideas for next year, and more. DOWNLOAD IT HERE This report and many other resources can be […]

OSU Participating in EPA Game Day Challenge

For over a year now OSU Campus Recycling has been partnering with Athletics to address waste and litter at home football games. We estimate that last season we produced an average of 10,000 lbs of trash every single game. That’s a lot of trash. So this year we’re stepping up our game. We have signed […]

New Bottled Water Video

For those familiar with The Story of Stuff, March 22 marked the release of a similar video about the global impacts of bottled water.  In her remarkably concise and fun format, Annie Leonard packs an amazing amount of information into just a few minutes in The Story of Bottled Water. Annie was gracious enough to […]