5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

1. Toilet paper and paper towel rolls. It’s as good as any other cardboard.

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2. The container your berries came in. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, you name it, the plastic container can be recycled.

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3. Newspaper and the bag in which it was delivered. That’s right, not only can you recycle the newspaper, but you can also toss in the plastic wrap that surrounds it.

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4. Milk cartons/ 2%, Almond, Soy? All recyclable. Just look for the number inside the triangle on the carton and you can toss these in the blue container.

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5. Bread bags and veggie bags. Everyone seems capable of recycling the big stuff (pop cans, cardboard) but, as in life, it’s the little things that add up. Recycle the plastic bags that keep your breads, bagels, and english muffins fresh. As well as the bags you grab to throw your celery and apples in. The earth will thank you.

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GreenHawks Media

GreenHawks Media is Miami University’s first environmental publication. Our goal is to unite green initiatives on campus and in the community. We hope to make a difference in a journalistic fashion by spreading news and information as well as educating our readers. We would like to present GreenHawks Media as a central place for groups and individuals to share their ideas, concerns, and initiatives. Individually and in small groups, efforts are made to make a difference and promote change. While one person may have a concern, another is researching it and needs assistance. While one initiative is being made in a science department, a similar idea is being discussed in a local business. GreenHawks Media provides the opportunity for shared visions to come together. We are journalists, writers, photographers, and scientists. We are students. We are motivated to use media to contribute to the change that our generation needs to make in order to protect and understand the planet we call home.


    • We agree! Right now, the information on recycling is either not being made available or it is in too complex a form for people with little background knowledge to take the time to sift through and understand.

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