How to Be Sustainable in College: 18 Green Tips for Students [Infographic]

You might think that one person’s actions couldn’t possibly have an effect on the overall situation, especially since there’s so much waste being produced every hour. However, it’s incredible how small steps can become giant leaps!

In this infographic, you can learn 18 tips on how you can go green today! There is no need to go vegan or throw out all of your plastic stuff right away, you can make this transition smoothly. Plus, no student should ignore an opportunity to save some cash, and a sustainable lifestyle is much cheaper!

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Building Sustainable Habits regardless of your living situation

It’s easy to adopt sustainable habits that naturally lend themselves to your current living situation. If you live in the country, you can have a garden. If you’re in the city, you can bike to work. If you live alone, you can keep the thermostat at a brisk 60 degrees.

However, if you want to truly live sustainably, it’s important to look beyond your current dwelling. After all, you never know what the future may hold. You may find yourself sharing living space or moving from an urban to a rural area or vice versa. Here are several ways that you can establish sustainable habits regardless of your current living scenario.

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How to Disinfect & Reuse a Surgical Mask, N95 or FFP Respirators [Visuals]

In some countries it’s now obligatory to use face masks as soon as you’re out of your home, in some it is only mandatory to wear them indoors or where you can’t keep social distance. We prefer the washable cloth masks (we even made our own) to prevent more pollution and extend the life of fabrics we had like old pajamas and shirts, but due to the lack of a significant decrease of infections, it is now obligatory to wear only surgical or FFP masks (which are single use) in some places.

With protective gear still in high demand, buying disposable face masks can be difficult, expensive, and can exacerbate shortages for medical personnel. For that reason, we want to share some visuals from organizations and education institutes who indicate how to disinfect and extend the life of these masks safely.

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Genius Ways to Repurpose K-Cups [Visual]

K-Cups make life easier in a lot of ways. They’re fast, convenient, and a surefire way to satisfy a caffeine addiction.

There’s just one (big) problem with these little coffee dispensers: K-Cups are a bane for the environment. Once plastic ends up in landfills, it remains there for hundreds, maybe even thousands, of years. These landfills pollute air, land, and water; destroy wildlife habitat; and are major sources of greenhouse gases, which speed up climate change.

There are several ways to reduce K-Cups’ environmental impact (outside of not using them in the first place). For starters, there are more and more opportunities to recycle K-Cups. If that’s not an option where you live, then don’t give up hope: It’s also possible to keep K-Cups out of the waste stream by creatively reusing them.

What good is a used K-Cup, you might wonder? Turns out, it can be used in a multitude of ways. Here are just a couple of the many creative ways to reuse K-Cups 💚

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Guide to Electronic Waste Recycling [Visual]

Electronics is becoming one of the fastest-growing solid waste streams in the world. As devices become more accessible and affordable, more and more of these items go into landfills. Technology aims to make lives easier. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to live more efficiently, but the detrimental environmental effects of consuming electronics at a rapid rate can no longer be ignored.

What’s worse, electronic waste or e-waste has become more rampant in recent years. In a bid to find solutions for frequently replaced electronics, consumers are looking for measures to safely recycle their old gadgets.

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