It's almost football season, and UW Athletics needs your help to keep Husky Stadium clean, green and beautiful. Sign up today to be a part of the 2021-2022 Game Day Sustainability Team!
Julie Ira is a junior in the Program on the Environment, studying Environmental Studies. She recently received a group Husky Green Award for her work on the leadership team for the Green Greek Representative Program. She wrote about her experience as an intern with UW Recycling for the UW Facilities' blog.
Winners of the 2021 Trash Art Contest express impacts on the environment through written and sculpted art pieces.
Garbage may not be the most ideal art material, but it combines conservation and art creation to achieve profound results.
This can be seen firsthand in the submissions from this year’s art contest. From a one-act play about a sustainably-minded couple to a net made from plastic envelopes, each art piece shows how art can shift perceptions of waste.
Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW), formerly RecycleMania, starts this week at the University of Washington. For the ninth year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling competition between colleges and universities. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing activities to focus on plastic waste reduction. Here are some ways you can get involved.
Happy America Recycles Day! To celebrate this year, UW Recycling wants to take a trip down memory lane to the early days of recycling at the University.
Adam Fehn is a Program Coordinator with UW Recycling
You’re probably already familiar with the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. And when we think about if something can be recycled, we usually think of the material as the main factor. Paper, check. Metal, check. Glass, check. Easy! Well, we’d love it if it was that easy. What determines if an item can be successfully recycled is actually more complicated. This is why recycling can seem so confusing.
Adam Fehn is a Program Coordinator for UW Recycling. He took a personal challenge to go plastic-free during the month of July.
Post by Gabrielle Coeuille, UW Recycling Waste Diversion & Reduction Intern
When we go to the grocery store, it’s hard to avoid plastic. From produce, to meat, to dairy - packaging is everywhere. Plastic has become so entwined with our food system that it is hard to remember a time when all your seasonal berries didn’t come in a carton that lasts practically forever. So I asked myself this question: