|RecycleMania results announced|
The results are in for the third week of the RecycleMania competition. This is the second year UND has participated in the program designed to increase recycling and minimize waste. Other North Dakota schools competing are Minot State and Jamestown.
UND ranks 72 of 182 in the “Waste Minimization” competition. In this competition, schools compete to produce the least amount of municipal solid waste (trash) per person. UND came in at 4.9 pounds of trash per person and Santa Monica College came in first at .69 pounds per person. All results are shown as cumulative totals.
In the Per Capita Classic competition, the schools compete to see who can collect the largest amount of recycling per person. UND ranks 140 of 305, collecting 1.39 lbs of recycling per person. First place went to Virginia Military Institute at 8.92 lbs per person. The “Grand Champion” competition is based on schools that accumulate the most solid waste and recycling material combined. UND ranks 103 of 234, with a 27.78 percent cumulative recycling rate. First place goes to California State University with a rate of 76.89 percent.
Nationally, RecycleMania is supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise program and the National Recycling Coalition and is coordinated as a project of NCR’s College and University Recycling Council. For more on RecycleMania, visit www.recyclemania.org. Thank you for recycling and setting an example to the University community.
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4878