|Note Recyclemania update|
The Recyclemania competition is in the sixth week, and UND is climbing the ranks.
In the “Waste Minimization” competition, UND ranks 68 of 147. In this competition, schools compete to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (trash) per person. UND came in at 22.83 cumulative pounds of trash per person that was collected. In 147th place, University of Texas Medical Branch was at 80.70 pounds/person.
In the “Per Capita Classic competition, the schools compete to see who can collect the largest amount of recycling per person. UND’s cumulative recycling pounds/person of 5.19 with a ranking of 146 out of 288. First place went to Kalamazoo College at 33.42 pounds/person.
The “Gorilla Prize” competition shows what school can collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of the campus population. UND climbed to 89 out of 288 with a cumulative weight of 74,966 pounds/person. Rutgers University came in first with a weight of 1,043,023 pounds.
The “Grand Champion” recognizes the school that, based on their combined results demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling. UND cumulative recycling rate is 22.75 percent, with a ranking of 114 of 200. First place goes to California State University with a rate of 82.53 percent.
For more recyclemania results, please go to: http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/results.aspx or http://www.und.edu/dept/facilities/recycle/Recyclingindex.htm
Thank you for your recycling efforts!
-- Deb Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4878