Recycling & Upcycling

Misericordia University
For my first project as a Planet Forward Correspondent, I decided to sit down and chat about recycling with my good friend Gardyney Deshommes, a GLNS major at Misericordia University.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
We must consider every dollar we spend as a vote cast. Let's vote responsibly.
recycling conveyer belts

Recycling flows through Waste Management's CID Recycling & Disposal operation on Chicago's far southeast side in this 2015 image. (Chris Bentley/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Recycling used to be thought of as the answer to our waste problems. But rising recycling issues mean the U.S. has to change its strategies toward waste, reports a new survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

Eckerd College President Donald R. Eastman III, center, signs the "Break Free From Plastic" Pledge on Nov. 5, 2019. (Courtesy of Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Eckerd College President Donald Eastman III signed the Break Free from Plastic Pledge on Nov. 5, making it the first college in the United States to implement a comprehensive ban of unnecessary single-use plastics.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Composting is one of the most attainable steps for people on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, but many find the process intimidating. This inspiring podcast breaks down composting for you.
E-waste piles up in China

(Shanzhai Archeology - Research Database/Flickr)

Digital Content Producer & Assistant Editor, Planet Forward
While e-waste constitutes a small portion of the waste that is ultimately found in landfills, it is responsible for the majority of hazardous waste.
gown made out of children's books

This is a gown that fashion designer Ryan Jude Novelline made out of children's books in a demonstration of sustainable fashion's potential on the runway. However, the same concept of sustainable, fashionable clothing can also be found in your local thrift stores. (Wikimedia)

The George Washington University
Sustainable fashion isn't just about organically grown cotton and hand-me-downs, but also the avoidance of "fast fashion" or supporting sweatshops. A sustainable shoe designer offers his insight into the industry.

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Northwestern University
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been collecting used electronics all over Japan to extract the metal and make Olympic medals.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Learn about technology that helps wastewater treatment plants create valuable fertilizers from the nutrients in their wastewater.
Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.

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