Waste

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Go Green This Holiday Season

Do piles of crumpled-up wrapping paper and wasted shopping bags make you cringe? You’re not alone. With the holidays around the corner, everyone is shopping,wrapping gifts, writing cards, decorating, and traveling.

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Have a Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving means turkey, pie, watching football, and spending time with your family and friends. Unfortunately, the holiday season also means a lot more household waste.

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Earth Week Challenge #4 - Reduce Your Waste

You just finished eating lunch and you have an empty water bottle, paper bag, and Ziploc bag sitting in front of you. Instead of tossing it into the trash, why not take the extra couple of seconds to sort through these items and recycle them?

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Earth Week Challenge #2 - Compost

You just finished cooking dinner and you have a pile of potato peels, stems, and bay leaves. Instead of tossing them into the trash, why not throw these food scraps into your compost pile? When you compost, you recycle organic material that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

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UMB Volunteers Set Sail

During Welcome Month, UMB volunteers helped Living Classrooms clean the Inner Harbor’s last tidal wetland.

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Trash Mob

Students and staff volunteered for a one-hour “trash mob” in historic Pigtown.

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What Can You Drop in Those Blue Bins?

UMB aims to recycle 40 percent of its waste in 2016. You can help! Why should you participate in the University’s recycling program?

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Make Your Holidays Green and Bright!

Don’t wait until the new year to make your “green” resolutions. UMB Go Green has compiled a list of simple steps you can take to make your holidays more environmentally friendly.

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A Green Halloween

Want to go green this Halloween? Reuse costumes, accessories, and trick-or-treat bags.

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The Trash-Free Lunch

Trying to stay healthy by packing your own lunch, but feel like you’re creating a lot of waste? Consider working toward a zero-waste lunch.

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The Urban Composter

Calling the option of hauling waste to landfills “a big no-no,” the proprietor of a service that offers large-scale composting urged attendees at a UMB Go Green-sponsored sustainability workshop to learn more about their biodegradable garbage.

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Garbology 101

The discarded plastic, paper, glass, and cans that you toss into your single-stream recycling container at home really does end up getting sorted and recycled at the region’s privately owned facility in Elkridge, Md., but it helps if you know the inside story.

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What Can I Drop in That Blue Bin?

A guide to the dual-stream recycling program at UMB.