TU takes top state honors in two of four RecycleMania categories
Faculty, staff, students recycled nearly 114 tons of material in this year's competition
TOWSON, Md. (April 22, 2009)—TU placed first among several Maryland schools in the Grand Champion and Waste Minimization categories in RecycleMania, a national recycling and waste minimization competition for colleges and universities. At the national level, TU ranked among the top 25 percent of all schools in these two categories.
The Grand Champion category takes into account both cumulative pounds of recycling and waste produced by an institution. The Waste Minimization category takes into account waste generated per capita at an institution. TU produced 33.08 pounds of waste and 12.06 pounds of recyclables per person during the ten-week competition.
This year’s results mark a 25 percent increase over the total amount of recyclables TU collected during last year’s competition. In all, students, faculty and staff recycled nearly 114 tons of material between Jan. 18 and March 28.
Overall, 410 schools participated in RecycleMania 2009, with 4.7 million students and 1.1 million faculty and staff members recycling or composting 69.4 million pounds of waste.