Campus-wide recycling challenge returns, aims to reduce overall waste
TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 28, 2011)—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 begins February 6 and will continue through April 2. 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.
This year, Towson's goal for the competition is further improvement in waste minimization and overall conservation.
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 140 tons of material—marking a 23 percent increase over the previous year—and placed first in the state in both the Grand Champion and Waste Minimization categories.
For more information on where and how to recycle on campus, visit Towson's Go Green website.