Something Old, Something New: NU Architecture Class Displays Installations Made from Recycled Materials
Students in Associate Teaching Professor Mary Hale’s advanced architectural design course are finding inspiration for installation projects in an unexpected place: recycled materials. The installations were displayed across campus, with the goal of showcasing student creativity and highlighting how discarded material can be repurposed in innovative ways.
A new series of waste bans that took place this November reinforced Northeastern’s commitment to giving products a second life.
Residents are provided with small, leak-proof bins and compostable bag liners. Students use the bins to dispose of food waste, including bones and dairy, and when the bin is full, they drop the bag in the trash room. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Since the start of the Lab Plastics Recycling program earlier this year, Northeastern has recycled 2,592 pounds (1.3 tons) of animal cages, pipette tip boxes, and other lab plastics that would otherwise be disposed of as waste products.
Batteries silently power many of the products we use daily, but when they go dead, what should we do with them? Simply drop them off in recently introduced battery recycling bins across the campus. Lithium and alkaline batteries are accepted!
New mattresses are coming to a dorm near you! But wait! What’s going to happen to that old one? Glad you asked…
You have got a recycling-related question? We have got some answers!