Tag: recycle

More ‘Phactoids’: London, corn tent, recycling

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log: • A large contingent of UW-Green Bay students — more than 100 juniors and seniors, which back then was close to 5 percent of the student body — spent January 1970 in London with the new university’s first overseas study […]

TV-5 spotlights student plastic recycling


What started last year as an idea during an internship, students at UW-Green Bay have turned into a campuswide clean-up effort. Matt Malcore and Anna Gribova told TV-5 News they’re nearing one ton of plastic bags and shrink wrap collected, baled and recycled. The University’s Public and Environmental Affairs Council, or PEAC, is behind the […]

That’s a wrap: Students keep ton of plastic bags out of waste stream

It hasn’t even been on campus for a year, but the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay plastic film recycling program has already processed the equivalent of nearly one million plastic bags. “We’ve recycled somewhere between 1800 and 2200 pounds of plastic film,” said former student intern Matthew Malcore. “Not all of it has been just plastic […]

Slideshow: Students sift mess to study recyclables

A group of UW-Green Bay students gave local recycling efforts a boost in April, donning protective suits to help out at the Brown County Resource Recovery Facility. Students of Natural and Applied Sciences Prof. John Katers, the volunteers sorted through thousands of pounds of recycled material as part of a waste characterization study designed to […]

More media: Students’ role in recycling study gets additional airtime

We’ve got more media coverage to share on a Brown County recycling study and UW-Green Bay students’ role therein, this time courtesy of WBAY, Channel 2. Reporter Kristyn Allen spent time this week at the county’s resource recovery facility as UW-Green Bay students and Associate Prof. Christopher Martin sorted through mounds of recyclables as part […]

In the news: Student recycling efforts featured on channels 5, 26

Both Local 5 News and NBC 26 checked out UW-Green Bay students hard at work sorting recyclables Wednesday (April 30), running stories about their efforts at the Brown County Resource Recovery facility. The students are sorting through thousands of pounds of recycled material as part of a waste characterization study designed to help them learn […]

Right recycling: Katers’ students to help sort items for class project

A group of UW-Green Bay students will give local recycling efforts a boost in the coming weeks, sorting recyclables at the Brown County Resource Recovery Facility. Natural and Applied Sciences Prof. John Katers on Tuesday (April 15) spoke with NBC26 reporter (and UW-Green Bay alumna) Raquel Lamal about the project, which dovetails with a class […]

Like a Boss: Recent grad, Habitat project featured on NBC 26

We told you here recently about UW-Green Bay alumna and Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteer and resource coordinator Chiara Boss, who has been spreading the word about the store’s holiday lights recycling program. On Jan. 1, Boss and the program were featured in an “NBC 26 Cares” segment that talks about why it’s important to […]