NJIT Newsroom tagged with "recycling" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Professor Published in Science http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-256.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-256.phpThu, 09 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, albert dorman honors college, department of chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, science, recycling, marino xanthos, polymers


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NJIT Partners with Alcoa Foundation for RecycleMania Campus Recycling Challenge http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-141.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-141.phpWed, 04 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), has given 60 recycling bins to NJIT as part of its national bin grant program to colleges and universities throughout the country during the 2012 RecycleMania collegiate recycling competition.

Tagged: donna spuhler, recyclemania, alcoa foundation


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NJIT Awarded Grant from Alcoa Foundation http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-088.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-088.phpThu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will be receiving 60 recycling containers awarded through the Alcoa Foundation Collegiate Recycling Bin Grant program. 

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Think Green for NJIT: Environmental Awareness Is Part of Campus Culture http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-041.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-041.phpFri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Think NJIT. Think green. Environmental awareness is an intrinsic part of the campus culture.

Tagged: campus center, sustainability, recycling, oak hall, green campus


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NJIT Joins More than 400 Colleges and Universities in RecycleMania Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-018.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-018.phpWed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT has again joined more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania 2011, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste. 

Tagged: campus center, recycling, donna spuhler, recyclemania


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New Issue of NJIT Magazine Available On Line http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-200.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-200.phpTue, 25 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The Spring 2010 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is "A Greener Campus," which explores NJIT's commitment to an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus, created through state-of-the-art technology and initiatives involving all members of the university community in recycling and energy conservation.

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NJIT Engineering Senior Takes Robot Competition With Calm, Cool Thinking http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-174.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-174.phpTue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification.

Tagged: sustainability, competition, asme, american society of mechanical engineers, faizan naqvi, harry kountouras, rufus, phong pham


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The Tree That Keeps on Giving http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-432.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-432.phpTue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The NJIT Campus Center Eco Giving Tree will help many homeless individuals to keep warm this winter. Members of the NJIT community are encouraged to donate hats, gloves and scarves that will be donated to homeless shelters in Newark. The tree died of natural causes and will be eventually composted. “Even a dead tree can have a purpose,” said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. “We did not have to cut down a living tree or buy an artificial tree.” Located in front of the Campus Center Bookstore, the tree features LCD lights that use 80% less energy and will outlast regular holiday lights, ornaments that have and will be re-used for many years, and recycled paper tags.  

Tagged: campus center, recycling, donna spuhler


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NJIT Places in Top 22 Percent of Schools Competing in Recyclemania 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-165.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-165.phpWed, 22 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT placed 46 out of 210 college campuses who participated in the Recyclemania 2009 competition with 3.35 lbs. recycled per person (in 2008 NJIT recycled 1.67 lbs. per person). "Thanks to everyone who helped promote recycling and the many incentive activities we offered," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. The winners of RecycleMania and the Energy Reduction contest will be announced today at NJIT's Earth Day Green Fest.

Tagged: campus center, recycling, donna spuhler, earth day, recyclemania, green initiative


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NJIT Joins More Than 400 Colleges and Universities in National Recycling Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-046.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-046.phpThu, 12 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT has joined more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania 2009, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period ending March 28, NJIT will compete in various categories measuring the success of campus recycling and waste prevention efforts. "This is our second year competing, our first as the entire university," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. We are working closely with Residence Life to promote recycling and are hoping to make it to the top 25 percent of schools participating." NJIT's progress can be checked on the RecycleMania website and on posters in the Campus Center.  

Tagged: campus center, recycling, donna spuhler, residence life, green campus, recyclemania, go green initiative


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NJIT Professor To Discuss History of Recycling in Architecture at NYC Museum Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-433.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-433.phpWed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Architecture, will discuss “From Car to Container: A Brief History of Recycling in Architecture” on Dec. 4, from 6 p.m.- 6:45 p.m., at the American Folk Art Museum's Lincoln Center Branch, in Manhattan.

Tagged: seminar, new jersey school of architecture, recycling, gabrielle esperdy


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New Recycling Bins Arrive at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-292.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-292.phpThu, 14 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Look for 50 new blue plastic recycling containers that will be placed in classrooms and in Kupfrian and Tiernan Halls over the next few weeks. NJIT was chosen as one of 75 grant recipients from 1,100 applicants throughout the country to receive the containers as part of The National Recycling Coalition and The Coca-Cola Company Spring 2008 Recycling Bin Grant program. 

Tagged: campus center, recycling, donna spuhler, green initiative


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Campus Book Drive Helps Promote Global Literacy, Recycling Initiatives http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-290.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-290.phpMon, 11 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's Campus Center collected 25 boxes of used books donated by the NJIT community this summer for the Better World Books book drive. The books will benefit the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), which provides services and advocacy for the more than 6,000 family literacy programs across the country.

Tagged: campus center, sustainability, recycling, community


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NJIT IT Student Captures First Place in Recycling Container Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-188.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-188.phpMon, 05 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Hansika Hegde, of Old Bridge, a information technology major, took first place in the "Can It!" recycling container design competition at NJIT. Contestants were challenged to build a recycling container for paper and/or bottles and cans made entirely of recycled or reusable materials.

Tagged: recycling, information technology, go green initiative


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Leading the Way Toward a Greener Campus http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-092.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-092.phpThu, 13 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's progress toward becoming a greener campus was the topic of discussion at the Green Academics meeting this week. Formed in November 2007, a planning team comprised of faculty, administrators and students is working toward achieving the university's sustainability objectives, including the development of criteria for green courses.

Tagged: priscilla nelson, recycling, go green initiative


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NJIT Joins 400 Colleges and Universities in National Recycling Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-049.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-049.phpMon, 11 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT has joined more than 400 colleges and universities in Recyclemania 2008, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period from Jan. 27 to April 5, 2008, the NJIT Campus Center will compete in various categories measuring the success of their recycling and waste prevention efforts. "This is our first year competing, but we hope to make a good showing," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler.

Tagged: campus center, recycling, donna spuhler, green campus, recyclemania


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NJIT's Go Green Initiative Announces Logo Contest Winner http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-021.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-021.phpTue, 22 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Benjamin Griffin, a sophomore majoring in architecture at NJIT, designed the award-winning artwork in the Little Green Monster logo contest sponsored by NJIT's Go Green Initiative. Developed by Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler, the Go Green Initiative proposes to increase and promote recycling, non-carbon-emitting transportation, and eco-friendly products. Benjamin's design, called R3ufus, was chosen after polling numerous students, faculty, staff and visitors and will be featured on Go Green promotional materials.  

Tagged: campus center, donna spuhler, recycling, go green initiative, green, rufus


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Campus Center To Host Green Day Vendor Fair on Nov. 28 http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-434.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-434.phpTue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500 As part of its ongoing Green Initiative, the NJIT Campus Center will host a Green Day vendor fair on Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors include Organic Universe, AERC Recycling Solutions and more. Contact: Donna Minnich Spuhler.

Tagged: donna spuhler, green initiative


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NJIT Student Team Travels to Washington to Compete in Environmental Contest http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-214.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-214.phpMon, 16 May 2005 00:00:00 -0400 A team of student engineers from NJIT has traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national research and design contest sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The five-student team was chosen by the EPA as one of 65 finalists to compete in the People, Prosperity and Planet contest, scheduled for May 16-17 on the National Mall, on the basis of an EPA-funded research project about how to improve electronic equipment recycling in America.

Tagged: recycling, environmental protection agency, epa


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NJIT Chemical Engineer Xanthos Named Fellow: Newest Research Converts Recycled Plastic Soda Bottles To Styrofoam Building Insulation http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-068.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-068.phpTue, 24 Jun 2003 00:00:00 -0400 The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) recently named plastics expert Marino Xanthos, Ph.D., a Society Fellow. Xanthos, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Polymer Processing Institute (PPI) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), works on finding new applications for recycled plastics.

Tagged: recycling, marino xanthos, polymer processing institute, society of plastic engineers


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