1. June 27, 2023

    NSF provides $18M to advance materials research at U-M

    More efficient computing and recyclable rigid plastics are two projects to be undertaken by a new materials research science and engineering center at U-M.

  2. November 30, 2022

    U-M team recycles previously unrecyclable plastic

    PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is one of the most produced plastics in the United States and the third highest by volume in the world. U-M researchers have discovered a way to chemically recycle PVC into usable material.

  3. April 18, 2022

    Chemistry lab’s focus on plastics inspires Earth Day cleanup

    The McNeil lab’s twice-a-year Huron River Watershed cleanups, which pick up trash from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti metroparks, is an extension of the lab’s focus on chemical recycling and upcycling of plastics.

  4. April 26, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  5. October 15, 2020

    ‘Where to Throw’ search tool eases campus waste disposal decisions

    A “Where to Throw” search tool on the Office of Campus Sustainability’s website is available to help people properly dispose of waste on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus.

  6. May 19, 2020

    U-M wins zero-waste award in national RecycleMania

    In the 2020 RecycleMania competition, U-M placed first in the large-campus division for zero waste, a new category designed to help schools test their zero-waste efforts.

  7. January 28, 2020

    Internal and national waste-reduction contests return

    RecycleMania consists of a campus challenge — Battle of the Buildings — between facilities on campus, and a national competition with hundreds of other colleges and universities.

  8. June 13, 2019

    Student Move-Out results in 12.5 tons of goods donated locally

    U-M donated more than 12.5 tons of clothing, bedding, household goods and food to organizations benefiting Ann Arbor and surrounding communities after Student Move-Out.

  9. January 25, 2019

    Annual waste reduction competitions returning to campus

    The campus community is being challenged to think outside the trash bin to reduce waste generated on Ann Arbor’s campus during RecycleMania, Feb. 3-March 30.

  10. February 5, 2018

    RecycleMania returns with campuswide, national contests

    The U-M community will try to trim its trash in the eight-week Battle of the Buildings competition, as well as a RecycleMania waste-reduction contest with colleges and universities nationwide.