Campus-wide recycling challenge returns, aims to top last year’s record
TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 28, 2010)—Over the next 10 weeks, Towson University will compete against more than 600 other colleges and universities in a national recycling and waste minimization competition.
The RecycleMania competition began January 17 and will continue through March 27. Participating colleges and universities will compete in a number of categories including recycling rate, recycling rate per capita, total amount recycled and overall waste minimization. Towson's goal for the 2010 competition is 120 tons of recycled material.
Schools submit weekly campus recycling and waste statistics throughout the competition. Standings will be updated online each week based on the numbers submitted.
Towson has participated in RecycleMania since 2006. In last year’s competition, TU recycled nearly 114 tons of material—marking a 25 percent increase over the previous year—and placed first in the state in both the Grand Champion and Waste Minimization categories.