Educational / Promotional
Materials


 

OSU Recycling Signage and Documents - http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/resources/signage-and-documents
Metro Vancover Recycling Artwork - http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/Pages/Resources.aspx
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control
Educational Materials web site - http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/lwm/recycle/
Planetpals RECYCLE SYMBOL Dictionary - http://www.planetpals.com/recyclesymbols.html
RE3 Outreach Materials - http://www.re3.org/graphics.htm
Learn more about the meanings of each recycling symbol - http://www.earthodyssey.com/symbols.html
Amanda's Freelance Art - http://amandasworks.com/artworksimages/0409.gd.RecyclingDecals.jpg

Click HERE to see the Clip Art page

*As of 2010, the UO Zero Waste Program has changed the sorting system from source separated to a hybrid dual stream system with paper separate from glass, metal, plastic. This is specialized according to areas of material generation. The new labels are "dual stream labels" and for reference sake, other labels from past sorting systems are still included on the list.

2015 zero waste station signs
Compost Icon with Title jpg
Landfill Icon with Title jpg

Mixed Paper Icon with Title jpg
Paper Icon with Title jpg
White Paper Icon with Title jpg
CGMP Icon with Title jpg

Dual Stream Labels
2010SIGN_bags.jpg
2010SIGN_cartons.jpg
2010SIGN_compost.jpg
2010SIGN_compostables.jpg
2010SIGN_glass.jpgc
2010SIGN_gmp.jpg
2010SIGN_mixed.jpg
2010SIGN_paper.jpg
2010SIGN_Wpaper.jpg
2010Labels.pdf (complete set in PDF format)
 

Stickers
sticker_aluminum.jpg
sticker_bottles_cans.jpg
sticker_cans.jpg
sticker_cardboard.jpg
sticker_close_lid.jpg
sticker_colored_paper.jpg
sticker copy_2sides.jpg
sticker did_you_know.jpg
sticker drink_box.jpg
sticker duck_cups.jpg
sticker food_waste.jpg
sticker_glass.jpg
sticker In Room Bin.jpg
sticker_junk_mail.jpg
sticker_lowgrade_paper.jpg
sticker_metals.jpg
sticker napkins_only.jpg
sticker_newspaper.jpg
sticker_nopaper_cups.jpg
sticker_paper.jpg
sticker_plastic_1_7.jpg
sticker_plastic_cups.jpg
sticker_recycle_only.jpg
sticker_recycling_works.jpg
sticker_Staples_OK.jpg
sticker_trash_only.jpg
sticker_white_paper.jpg
sticker usewisely.gif

Events Recycle Station Signs for public sites
recyclingwastestation.jpg
2005CompostSign.JPG
BottlesCans.jpg
Folk Fest Commingle.jpg
newspaper.jpg
nogarbage.jpg
paper.jpg
RecycleOnly.jpg
TrashOnly.jpg


Sign for campus composting
hpsc20.jpg
hpsc21.jpg
hpsc22.jpg
hpsc24.jpg
hpsc25.jpg

Events signs for vendor sites
garbagecanhoodsign.jpg
BottlesCans.jpg
cardboard.jpg
compostdecal.jpg
CookingGreaseOnly.jpg
drinkbox.jpg
glass.jpg
metals.jpg
mobius.jpg
newspaper.jpg
paper.jpg
Plasticbags.jpg
plasticbottlestubsjars.jpg

Banners, Flyers, Posters and Etc....
10 Tips for resource conservation - 10things.htm
Compost Includes Sign - compostdecal.jpg
Drink Box Sign - drinkbox.jpg
Family Housing Door Hanger - famhsngdoorhngr.pdf
Food Services Sign - foodservices.jpg
Food Waste Audit - fwafall99tt.pdf
Food Waste Audit Results - fwaresultsfall99.pdf
Info for Resident Directors and Assistants - CD_RArecyclinginfo.pdf
In-Room Bin Flyer - inroombinflyer2006.pdf
2010 In Room Bin Decal - 2010_InRoomBinDecal.jpg
Kitchen Paper Sign - KTpaper.jpg
Metal Container Recycling - metals.pdf
Newspaper Poster - Newspaper.pdf
No Styrofoam posters - nostyrofoam.pdf
Paper yes and no's - paper.pdf
Pop Can Pull Tab Recycling - poptabs.jpg
Recycling Dept. Staging Area Poster - stagingarea.pdf
Recycling Waste Station Sign - recyclingwastestation.jpg
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - RRRposter.htm
Residence Halls StagingArea - RHstagingarea.jpg
Resource Conservation Team - banner1002.jpg
Yard Sale Poster - Yard Sale TT.pdf

Brochures
Construction Brochure - construction brochure.pdf
Greening of the Campus (8pgs)- GreeningCampus.pdf
Recycle Program Brochure - programbrochure.pdf
Resource Conservation Brochure - RC_Brochure.pdf
ROSE Brochure - ROSE BROCHURE 2010-2011


Guideline posters
Folk Festival Recycling Guidelines- Folk_Fest_Vendor_Guidelines.jpg
Food Services Recycling Guidelines - foodsvcsrecycleguide.jpg
Food Waste Audit Flyers - fwafall99tt.jpg
General Events Recycling Guidelines - eventguideline.jpg
In-Room Recycle Bin Flyer - inroom_bin_flyer.jpg
Events Recycling & Composting Guidelines - guidelines_public_composting.jpg
Resource Conservation Info for Students & Staff - RC_Brochure.jpg
Save Habitats Recycling Guidelines - Save_Habitats_Recycling_Guide.jpg
Street Faire Recycling Guidelines - vendorguide_streetfaire.jpg
Studio Recycling Guidelines - Guideline_Lawrence.jpg

Multi-lingual language posters
Chinese housing guidelines - Chinese housing guidelines.jpg
Indonesian kitchen guidelines - Indonesian kitchen guidelines.jpg
Indonesian paper guidelines - Indonesian paper guidelines.jpg
Japanese paper guidelines - Japanese paper guidelines.jpg
Korean kitchen guidelines - Korean kitchen guidelines.jpg
Korean paper guidelines - Korean paper guidelines.jpg
Spanish kitchen guidelines - Spanish kitchen guidelines.jpg
Spanish paper guidelines - Spanish paper guidelines.jpg
Taiwanese paper guidelines - Taiwanese paper guidelines.jpg

Banners
Use Wisely Monitors OFF - banner_Monitor_off.gif
Use Wisely Computers OFF - banner_Computers_off.gif
Use Wisely Lights-etc. OFF - banner_Lights-etc_off.gif
Use Wisely Classroom OFF - banner_Classroom_off.gif
Use Wisely Heaters OFF - banner_Heaters_off.gif
Use Wisely Energy OFF - banner_Energy-use_off.gif

Photographic recyclable materials signs
2005 Composting Sign - 2005CompostSign.jpg
Cardboard - cardboard.jpg
Drink Boxes - drinkbox.jpg
Glass - glass.jpg
Metals - metal.jpg
Mixed Paper - mixed paper.jpg
News Paper - newspaper.jpg
Plastic - plastic.jpg
Non-Recyclable Materials - non_materials.jpg
Non-Recyclable Paper - non_paper.jpg
Non-Recyclable Plasics - non_plastic.jpg

Go Refillable Labels
RefWas.gif
RefRef.gif
GoRef.gif
GoRefillable!.jpg
RgwRec.jpg


UO Zero Waste Program public guideline signs

2010SIGN_compost.jpg
2010SIGN_gmp.jpg
2010SIGN_mixed.jpg
2010SIGN_Wpaper.jpg

At selected cafes
2010SIGN_compostables.jpg


 

SortingGuide2.jpg



Other Activities


 
 


Paper Tree Display


A paper tree is an educational tool used to encourage recycling. The tree visually emphasizes the relationship among paper use, recycling and natural resources. The display is a paper stacked up around a support structure like PVC or rebar. Educational posters or signs should accompany the display.

PAPER TREE DISPLAY
Equipment: Plywood base

1. Make a 30" by 1" thick plywood base(optional cover with fabric by staple gunning it to the wood

2. Use a drill with a wood bore bit (do-it yourself or ask your campus carpentry shop to do it on their drill press)

3. Slide the paper over the PVC. Fanning the paper out prevents sagging around the edges.

The Industrial Lifetime Tree
This tree is more expensive to create and requires collaboration with other departments on campus(weld shop, carpentry, purchasing) but it is built to last a lifetime; it can't be knocked over easily and is extremely stable.

Equipment: Three pieces of 6" long #5 Rebar, ½ inch thick 24"X24" square flat washers

1. Weld the three pieces of rebar onto the center bold of the washer.

2. Use a wood bore drill bit on a drill press to make holes in stacks of paper and remember to make the hole a little larger than the trunk of the tree.

3. Slide the paper over the rebar. Fanning the paper out prevents sagging around the edges.

Suggestion
Make a stand that has wheels for easy moving. The UNLV Rebel Recycling Program used the wood base, but mounted it on 3" rubber swivel wheels.

Tara Pike, UNLV


The Buy Recycled Game
Without a demand for use of recycled materials as a resource, recycling will not survive. Recycling has become mainstream in recent years with a focus on collecting materials and more recently, reducing waste. The Buy Recycled Game was designed as an educational tool for varying audiences. The time is now for us to re-group and change the message:

REMEMBER THIS MOTTO:
BUY RECYCLED PRODUCTS SO WE CAN RECYCLE THE PRODUCTS WE BUY!

BUY RECYCLE GAME

OBJECT OF THE GAME


WHAT YOU NEED


SET UP


HOW TO PLAY


SOME THINGS THAT MAY COME UP
You will see a lot of varying responses to this experience, which is educational for all of us. Use your expertise to address these issues. Remember the object is to get folks to read labels and to purchase things made from recycled/recyclable materials including the packaging. Inspire folks to understand that recycling will no longer exist unless these types of items are purchased.

Encourage people to take the first step and read the label. Show the participant a paper ream wrapper which delineates recycled content.

You will find that there is no consistency in the labeling and that it is difficult to even figure any of it out. You will need good and bad examples: reamed paper is a good example, a set of plastic hangers wrapped in a cardboard wrapping with a recycling symbol on it is a bad example! Some things will be labeled will is they have the "Green Cross" labeling on it. Other stuff can be deceptive as in the hangers example. The recycling symbol on the cardboard wrapping could mean recyclable or made from recycled materials. Or it could be there to get the consumer to think the company is environmentally friendly!

As things come up, go with it. If you feel ambitious, get a petition going to the EPA (for example) along with this. Demand that labeling standards are set and that the EPA sets standards for supporting recycled markets.

THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS AND THANKS FOR PROMOTING BUY RECYCLED!
Yours in closing the loop, The UO Zero Waste Program Staff


"WEIGH-IN WEEK" or "CARRY YOUR TRASH" EVENT

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Promotional Flyers
  • "Ask Me About My Trash" buttons
  • Fact sheets for participants to hand out
  • Survey for participants upon entry and upon exiting
  • Trash Bags
  • Instruction sheets
  • Queen Size Mattress Bags(2)
  • Weighing Scales
  • Tables, chairs
  • Volunteers


HOW TO PLAY

--Tara Pike, UNLV



PAPER MAKING

Materials:

  • Electric blender or egg beater
  • Picture frame, approximately 5"X7"
  • Window screen to fit the frame
  • Thumb tacks or staple gun to attach the screen to frame
  • 3" deep pan, larger than screen
  • Blotting paper or newspaper
  • Large spoon
  • Paper towels and sponges
  • Iron
  • Scrap paper--the more colorful the scrap,
  • the more colorful the recycled paper will be.
Begin by making the paper frame. 
Tack the piece of screen to the picture frame. 
The paper will be made on this screen.

Process:

PAPER PRODUCTION

It takes 17 trees to make 1 ton of paper.  This produces wood wastes.  Meanwhile, old newsprint is de-inked by washing and rinsing it in large vats of water.  Sometimes newsprint and wood wastes are combined, mixed to a pulp and poured onto large rollers.  Other times mostly used paper is processed again.

For links to fun paper making web sites click here:



GARBAGE ART

Are you tired of all your trash? Are you buried in packaging materials? Make use of that useless garbage. Make it art! Gather all of your reusable trash items and invite others to do the same. Set up a table for Earth Day, America Recycles Day, or even your favorite recycling event. Encourage people to look at examples of scrap sculptures and to make their own. You might even want to have a community art piece for everyone to add something new as they pass by. Don't forget to have informational materials at your table to answer questions and spark interest in reusing materials and recycling in general. Some reusable items that could be fun- nuts, bolts, used colored paper (both sides of course), dead pens, floppy disks, lipstick cartridges, plastic containers, etc. Just have fun!

Source: "Trash = Treasure" Event Flyer, UO Zero Waste Program



FUN JUNK FUNCTION

Create a Fun Junk Art Contest!

OBJECTIVE
Organize a contest to make something creative out of junk to promote recycling, reuse, and resource conservation! Get everyone involved, have prizes, and most of all, make it fun!

JUDGING & PRIZES
It would be best to have separate age groups for judging and prizes, such as students (age 14-18) and adults (age 19 and up). Make up your own age groups based on the variety of people who show interest in the contest. Get local companies and stores to donate cash and/or gifts. Have prizes for the best in each category or even 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. It all depends on how many prizes are available. You might want to think about having judges who are invention or recycling/reuse experts themselves. Also, you will need to have in mind exactly what the judges will be evaluating when looking at each of the entries. Some examples include creativity, originality, quality, durability, and the percentage of reclaimed materials used.

SOME IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED
Here are a few ideas for categories of junk art. Try adding a few ideas of your own!

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
You might want to think about how much space is available for your function and limit the size of exhibits accordingly. Also, the use of fossil fuel or electric-powered entries might not be a good idea since this contest is to promote recycling and resource conservation. A statement about not being responsible for theft, damage, or loss of property should also be included.

SAMPLE REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Form-- must be sent before [date] to reserve your exhibit space
Name ___________________________________________ Date ___________________
Address _________________________________________ Phone __________________
Approx. Dimensions ________________________________ Need Covered Space? _____
Category ________________________________________ Adult ______ Student ______
Mail by [date] to: [your address]

* This idea adapted from the Fun Junk Function at the 1997 Springfield Filbert Festival *




THE MONSTER TRASH RECYCLING BASH

OBJECTIVE
This new program will create a fun and interesting interactive experience that provides interdisciplinary education for middle and high school students. The program is versatile and adaptable to the needs of each school: length of time exhibits are available, number of exhibits based on space available, choice of exhibits based on age or curriculum needs of the students. The only requirement is that every class in the school participates.

METHOD
A series of exhibits that will be set up for one full day at your school. A gym, hallway or other common area would work fine. Teachers at the school can then develop a schedule that works for them so that each class can spend 30-60 minutes with the show. Or the whole school can call an assembly for an hour or two and have kids explore in a carnival-like atmosphere. Upon entering, students will be given a booklet/questionnaire to fill out, answering questions and puzzles that relate to each exhibit. Hopefully, this will be a graded activity to encourage students to participate in the educational as well as the fun aspect of the event.

MATERIALS NEEDED
Your school will need to provide the space, the tables, one or two electrical outlets, and a phone (for the Call the Packaging Punks exhibit). You will be provided with a master copy of the question book (in an easy to assemble format) to create enough for your student body.

EXHIBITS

This information presented by BRING Recycling (http://www.bringrecycling.org/)



"CANS ACROSS CAMPUS"

EQUIPMENT

  • Fish String
  • Cans
  • Environmental Messages
  1. String cans onto the fish string.
  2. Place environmental messages on the cans every 100 ft. or so.
  3. You can apply this theme to disposable cups, using cups instead of cans and affixing messages regarding the wastefulness of disposable cups.

  • Recycling Bulletin Boards
    Place these above all residential recycling stations with program information posted on them.
  • Waste Reduction Tips
    Create a flyer with waste reduction information on a certain topic(paper usage, energy, etc.)
  • Contamination Notices
    Post these above bins where there have been contamination problems.
  • Resources Saved
    Share information that people can relate to with participants about resources that are saved through recycling.
  • Eco-Mugs
    Print your recycling logo on it place an insert bout recycling and waste reduction. Give them to new students.
  • Environmental Policy
    Manufacture a 4-inch high sandwich board with your Environmental Policy printed on both sides to display in lobbies around the campus.

--Sarah Carson, Recycling Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro



ECO-FAIR


Here's an example of an Eco-Fair put on at UCLA outside the student union.

We had a series of three games along with an information table that you have to go to for prizes and to enter into the final game of guessing how many bottle tops we could fit in 3 gallon water jug.

The first game was called Hockey Game (okay, I tried to be creative with the name, but group members shot down my ideas). The object was for the player to use a hockey stick to shoot a crushed can into the goal, rather, recycling bin (a decorated cardboard box on its side), getting past the goalie, a.k.a. the Trash Devil (just a cardboard silhouette on the front of the goal). Other ideas for a goalie was an incinerator or a landfill, or for me to get into our mascot costume, Rusty the Recycling bin, a decorated rubber trash, no, recycling, can with the bottom cut out that I wear with the lid on my head.

The second game was Pin the Bin. Here, each player was given push pins that were modified to represent recycling bins. The object is for the player to put the bin-pins on a giant 36"x48" map of the campus in the correct places. After playing, each player received a brochure featuring a map of all the recycling bins.

The third game was What's Recyclable? Going by what we can recycle on campus, players were given a box of mixed waste, and they had to sort it into a desk side recycling bin and trash can. After playing, each player received a list of what's recyclable where on campus. We kept their score on their Recycling Report Card, a tenth of a piece of paper. After playing, they would go to the info table to claim their prizes and learn more. They also entered into the Guessing Game.

Prizes ranged from small fun-size candy bars to small houseplant from the bargain 99 cent store for the games, and the guessing games winners (3) won a large houseplant or a pineapple plant, with the winners notified by e-mail. They were eligible to get a prize by just participating in one game, but I designed it so they could see how easy it was to get a better prize, therefore encouraging them to play all three.

Overall, the entire event was a success. In only three hours, we gave away 30 small houseplants (top prize), 48 Arizona Iced teas, on ice (which was used to get people to come over and check us out!), and about 100 regular sized candy bars and 200 fun sized.

If any one wants specific details, please contact me directly. I will be happy to share how much labor was needed for preparation, how many people to run the games, total cost, and exact rules and scoring (I already have them all on documents, neat with recycling graphics and everything!). As well, I have digital images of the event, including the Hockey Game (I know you are all curious on what the Trash Devil looks like!).

Terence Castelli (310)825-3033 UCLA Facilities Management, Recycling



PRE-EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

 

We had our "Pre-Earth Day" celebration on April 18th. We featured numerous area environmental groups with a wide spectrum of causes that set up tables, continuous entertainment, crowned our 2001 "King and Queen of Litter-Free", unveiled a "reCREATED" art piece by campus art students, sold CO2 credits, had poetry and other readings, featured NASA's mobile education bus from Cleveland and the US EPA info. trailer, and ended in the evening with a special planetarium presentation themed on natural resource origin and conservation. It was our most successful to date.

Jim Petuch Youngstown State University





TRASH BASH AND EARTH FESTIVAL

Here At Kalamazoo College, we generally have two annual events per year. In the fall quarter, it known as "TRASH BASH" primarily focus toward 1st year students since most of the other class are aware of it and have fun participating in it. Then in the spring we simply name it "EARTH FEST".

DOING ALL DAY EVENTS IS A GREAT WAY TO GET COMMUNITY AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED

Here's some ideas on what to include in an all day event:

  • speaker(s)
  • paper making
  • pumpkin carving contest (prizes)
  • recycle art contest (prizes)
  • eco-games (prizes)
  • student organization booths
  • community booths
  • informational booths
  • local and organic food samples
  • Bands -students as well from local bands
  • tye dying
  • leaf pile to jump in
  • composting
  • campus wide outdoor dinner
  • veggie cook out
  • movies

 



EARTH FEST

(one week event)

For Earthweek at the UO Zero Waste Program, the ASUO Environmental Coordinator and other student sustainability groups, work together to put on a full week of events. Here's an example of an Earthweek of activities:

Monday - composting workshop-tables, interact games
Tuesday - bike day-include tables on alternative transportation, how to register your bike, have tools for people to oil chains, pump up tires, etc...
Wednesday. - classes outdoors if weather permitted-work with Faculty to do some environmental related topic or activity on this day
Thursday - no computer day to conserve energy
Friday - movie on the quad (environmental movie) or/ and nature walk
Saturday. - Earth day event same as trash bash with exception of dumpster diving, pumpkin carving and leaf pile. We try to make this event somewhat similar to "Woodstock" but we call it "Quadstock" with more bands.

Other ideas include: making a large colorful Earth mandala out of colored plastic caps, having a large petition to sign on current environmental issue to send to Congress, postcard writing, a mountain of trash in the middle of the campus, hula hoop and scrap art workshops, recycle jeopardy, the possibilities are endless!


Prizes for most part been donated from local businesses
and here are some of the examples
dinner for two
indoor climbing day passes for two
pizza gift certificate
movie pass for two
concert for two
food co-op gift certificate
book store gift certificate
on, on, more unlimited potential stuff

Well that's all folks hope this will give some insight for your Earth day ideas !


Rob Townsend, Recycling & Resource Recovery Coordinator, Kalamazoo College
Robert Townsend - townsend@kzoo.edu

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