An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

Green Team’s poster guide to recycling. Photo Credit: Ellie Lerner

Ellie Lerner, Editor of News and Opinions

October 24, 2019

Black bin, green bin, and blue bin; a wrapper here and an orange peel there. In the midst of a nationwide recycling crisis, it might be time to revisit our approach to waste sorting.  Until recently, American consumers have not had to face the repercussions of their recycling habits. For the past ...

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

VOSS bottled water is now sold in Urban cafeterias. Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Interior of a thrift store on Haight street. By Ellie Lerner, staff writer.

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

This December, the Urban school Green Team hosted a school clothing swap in which Urban students donated clothes and were able to choose items to add to their wardrobe from one another’s donations. “The goal,” said Elsie Lipson ‘20, the leader of the clothing swap on Green Team, “[was] to brin...

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