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Recycling Downstream

April 15, 2021

For many people, they have been recycling for many years, but may not know exactly what is happening to the materials that they are working so hard to recycle. Different materials have varying capabilities of being recycled. Aluminum cans can be recycled relatively infinitely to be made into more aluminum...

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Recycling’s Most Common Contaminants

April 15, 2021

Recycling is a tricky process that takes practice and constant education since guidelines are often changing. According to EcoCycle, Boulder’s recycling company, there are some items that they see constantly contaminating their recycling machines. On-campus, the ROC sorts through recycling in order to send them to their longest and best...

Landfill Fire

The Hidden Damage of Landfills

April 15, 2021

The United States has over 3,000 active landfills and 10,000 closed landfills . Landfills are necessary for the proper disposal of solid waste. They reduce the amount of waste that makes it into the environment, help to prevent disease transmission, and keep communities clean. However, landfills still have significant environmental...

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Being a Sustainable Carnivore

April 1, 2021

Although eating plant-based may seem like the most sustainable dietary option, it is not always the most practical and accessible option for everybody. There are ways, however, to still eat meat and dairy products in a sustainable way! Simply being more cautious on where you source your meat from can...

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Are You a Wishcycler?

April 1, 2021

Wishful recycling, or Wishcycling is the act of tossing something in your recycling bin with the mere hopes that it is recyclable.

Kate Bailey - Policy Director at EcoCycle

Go big or go home on national recycling policy

March 31, 2021

The reintroduced RECYCLE Act is a distraction from the systemic changes offered by the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, writes the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers' Kate Bailey.

Boulder County Recycling Center

Recycling and Climate Change

March 18, 2021

As both climate change and waste are ever growing problems around the world, it is of great importance to understand how these two major issues are also affecting each other. Recycling is beneficial to the climate crisis in two main ways : by limiting the amount of raw materials being...

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays: “Less Meat, Less Heat!”

March 18, 2021

Do you want to make a difference and are not sure how to go about it? Consider participating in Meatless Mondays! Make choosing to be eco-conscious over convenience a top priority this year! If a plant-based diet has appealed to you but you are not quite sure where/how to start,...

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The Positive Impact of Organic Foods

March 17, 2021

What does organic mean? What are the benefits of organic foods? Are organic foods healthier? How do organic foods help reduce the impacts of climate change? Read on to find the answers to these questions and more!

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New Innovations in Zero Waste

March 10, 2021

Every year over 150 million tons of single use plastic is produced worldwide. The majority of this plastic makes it back into the biosphere, whether it be in landfills or natural spaces. Plastic poses a serious ecological threat because it doesn’t fully decompose, but breaks up into smaller pieces called...