Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

So you’ve got lots of pots to get rid of …

CFAES’s Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens are hosting their annual Plastic Pot Recycling Event from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 10. You can drop off horticultural plastics (pots, trays and cell packs) and non-food-grade styrofoam. It’s free and open to the public in front of Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus.

“We engage with partner Phoenix Recycling to keep these plastics out of the waste stream and landfills,” an article on CFAES’s faculty-staff website says, “and they render them into useful products.”

Visit the event’s webpage. (Photo: iStock.)

Today and tomorrow: Get off the (single-use) bottle

Today and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bring 10 single-use water bottles to Ohio State’s Ohio Union in Columbus and trade them for a free scarlet-and-gray Nalgene bottle that you can use over and over and over again. It’s part of Time for Change Week.

Today: Trade your plastic bags for a reusable one

Today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bring five plastic bags with you to Ohio State’s Ohio Union in Columbus and trade them for a reusable bag. The bags collected will be recycled. It’s part of the university’s Time for Change Week.

Peel in, peel out; or, this story has gotten traction

CFAES scientist Katrina Cornish’s research on using food waste — namely egg shells and tomato peels — in the making of tires has received media coverage from, among others, U.S. News & World Report, Waste Management World, Recycling Today, WOSU and EcoWatch.

Turning food waste into tires

Tomorrow’s tires could come from the farm as much as the factory.

CFAES scientists have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century.

In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubber.

Read the story. (Photo: CFAES scientists Katrina Cornish (left) and Cindy Barrera by Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

Buckeyes’ behind-the-scenes members of the team

Up to 95 percent of the garbage tossed, dumped but hopefully not thrown in Ohio Stadium during Ohio State football games is turned into compost or recycled. Which is fantastic. So who does the good, hard, Earth-helping work of all that recycling? WOSU’s Esther Honig says the answer may surprise you. (Also, see who makes the compost in this story.)

How was the Wooster green fair?

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Over 1,500 people came to last month’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster, and over 300 vehicles visited the fair’s drive-through recycling station.
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April 19: Recycle CFLs, more at green fair

Image of person holding recycling sign 3Don’t know what to do with your burned-out compact fluorescent light bulbs? Old car tires? Cans of unused paint? Take them to Wooster’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair. Read More »

Feb. 29 deadline for Wooster green fair exhibitors, sponsors

Photo of child holding globe 2You can boost your business’s green cred — and reach several thousand environmentally conscious customers in the process — by being a sponsor or exhibitor at this year’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in northeast Ohio. But make plans soon. The deadline to apply is this coming Monday, Feb. 29, and only a limited number of exhibitor spaces are left. The event, which is a free public festival celebrating sustainability, is April 19 at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. Read more…

All about those microbes

“It’s a microbial thing,” CFAES’s Mary Wicks and Fred Michel said about composting and the upcoming Ohio Compost Operator Short Course in their recent article in Ohio’s Country Journal. Related post here.