Recycling & Upcycling

Do you really need that decoration in your drink? Or the straw, for that matter? It's OK to pass on these extras. (Alpha du centaure/Creative Commons)

GWU
I've found not many college students know the basics of living more sustainably and cheaply. Here are a few ideas students can use to change up their daily routine to be more gentle to our earth. 
Greening The Music Industry
The George Washington University School of Business
While waiting in line outside your favorite venue, you may not be thinking about what it’s taken to make that show happen. If you look at the top 100 tours of 2015, fans traveled about 240 million miles, emitting 58,000 metric tons of CO2.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Necessity is the mother of invention, and the necessity for cheap, imported goods in Ethiopia has led to a boom in recycling.
The University of Mississippi
The Green Grove Initiative at The University of Mississippi expands the progress of recycling and sustainability of many recyclable items. 
This video is about recycling in Oxford, Mississippi. Kevin Harris is a driver for the city of Oxford. Recycling can help our planet, and make it a better place. 
University of Mississippi
Ole Miss definitely has a recycling problem. There are hardly any recycling bins on campus and the ones that are there are typically just thrown in with the regular trash. 
Elon University
EDITOR’S PICK: The average dairy cow produces 148 pounds of manure per day. With 45,000 dairy cows, North Carolina has an annual manure production of 6 billion pounds. What if that waste could be used to power a house? We’re talking about manure... Read More
Fair Trade Recycling balances the concern about "externalizing" pollution to developing nations with the concept of the "tinkerer blessing", where reuse, repair and recycling is a way emerging markets do a better job of sustainability than we do.... Read More
Single stream recycling typically increases recycling rates 30%. Georgia Tech Housing is moving all resident halls to single stream recycling over spring break 2013. That is approximately 8,500 people!
Exports of "e-Waste" to emerging nations have been criticized or made illegal in some cases, because of toxic and unfair processes documented in some countries. At the same time, repair and reuse of electronics is very high, and considered a very... Read More

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