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Waste Warrior Coffee Chats

Zoom in for Waste Warrior Coffee Chats and join in casual conversation while learning more about recycling and waste reduction.

Coffee Chats typically kick off with a short topic talk led by Surplus Store & Recycling Center staff, a fellow Waste Warrior, or a guest speaker, then merge into an informal group discussion. These informal chats give Waste Warriors the opportunity get to know one another, ask questions, and provide feedback to SSRC. Over time, we hope you will become more empowered to practice zero waste principles on campus and at home and share your favorite tips and tricks with colleagues, friends and family.

Waste Warrior Coffee Chats are hosted twice a month -- on the first and third Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. To attend, please email SSRC's education coordinator, Katie Deska, at

Upcoming Coffee Chat topics:

Spotlight on Spartan Upcycle

Friday, August 17, at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

  • Join us for a discussion about creative reuse and Spartan Upcycle. SSRC staff will talk about how we began Spartan Upcycle, how it supports SSRC's mission, and touch on the the future of the program. We'll also highlight the Spartan Upcycle x Broad Art Lab partnership, and share how you can get involved.
  • As always, there will be ample time for discussion on the topic, and questions on anything related to managing waste as a resource at MSU.
  • To attend, please email to receive the Zoom login information.

Past topics:

  • Zero Waste Intentions 
  • Waste Reduction in the Bathroom 
  • Plastic Recycling on campus 
  • Paper waste reduction & recycling 
  • Backyard Composting 
  • Pallet Possibilities & Creative Reuse
  • Landfills 101
  • Resources & Partnership Opportunities
  • Choosing Our Impact
  • Feedback Session
  • Setting up for Recycling Success


Have a topic to suggest?

Great! Please contact SSRC's education coordinator, Katie Deska, at