|Recyclemania competition update|
The Recyclemania competition is in the eighth week and UND should be proud!
In the “Waste Minimization” competition, UND ranks 69 of 151. In this competition, schools compete to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (trash) per person. UND came in at 33.36 cumulative pounds of trash/person that was collected. In 151st place, University of Texas Medical Branch was at 117.18 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 7.90 with a ranking of 150 out of 292. First place went to McNeese State University at 58.12 pounds/person.
The “Gorilla Prize” competition shows what school can collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of the campus population. UND is holding steady at 89 of 292 with a cumulative weight of 112,175 pounds. Rutgers University came in first with a weight of 1,568,890 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 23.69 percent, with a ranking of 113 of 204. First place goes to California State University-San Marcos with a rate of 83.18 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!
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4878