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UNCW begins Styrofoam recycling collection

Warehouse Services building on UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington has been offering a free recycling collection of Styrofoam to the general public since this past summer with the UNCW Warehouse Services. With their new Styrofoam densifier, UNCW’s Warehouse Services have now found a way to recycle Styrofoam products like to-go food containers, coffe...

Easy ways to be sustainable

Photo by Mert Guller (Unsplash).

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Sustainability is a hot topic, and rightfully so: with recent studies on climate change and environmental issues facing our community, it is important that we are mindful of ways we can be more sustainable. However, sustainability can often feel daunting and overwhelming, especially in the larger...

Why UNCW should “Stop Sucking”

Used straws collected during a beach sweep. Courtesy of UNCW Plastic Ocean Project.

Rachel Logan and Chantai Thomas

November 16, 2017

“Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril - "NO" TO PLASTIC STRAWS” is a video with which many people are now familiar. With almost 15 million views on Youtube today, this video, first posted by an account called CostaRicanSeaTurtles in August 2015, follows the grueling process of removing a plastic straw...

Plastic Ocean Project advocates for a plastic straw-free campus

Plastic trash litters a beach in Hawaii in 2008.

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

The Plastic Ocean Project (POP) at the UNC Wilmington is hosting its first “Stop Sucking Week” on campus from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16. Tabling in front of Randall Library and inside Fisher Student Union, the POP will have a variety of activities available for students to participate in. The group is...

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