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Campus competes in RecycleMania 2011

Towson’s recycling rate edges last year’s record

RecycleMania logoTOWS
ON, Md. (March 11, 2011)—For the past six weeks, Towson University has been competing against more than 600 other colleges and universities in a national recycling and waste minimization competition.

RecycleMania began February 6 and will continue through April 2. Participating colleges and universities are competing in a number of categories including recycling rate, recycling rate per capita, total amount recycled and overall waste minimization.

Schools submit weekly campus recycling and waste statistics throughout the competition and their standings are updated online each week. Just past the halfway mark, Towson's statistics already show improvement from last year in most categories.

Week
Grand Champion
Per Capita Classic
Waste Minimization
Gorilla Prize
Weekly recycling rate
Pounds per person
Pounds per person
Pounds
2011
2010
2011
2010
2011
2010
2011
2010
1
30.80%
16.07%
0.91
0.27
2.94
1.69
19,363
5,570
2
37.09%
18.23%
1.28
1.02
3.46
5.57
27,826
20,785
3
15.50%
33.22%
0.74
1.42
4.76
4.29
15,980
29,140
4
35.65%
27.05%
3.00
0.93
8.42
3.43
65,022
18,972
5
11.56%
25.53%
0.44
1.63
3.77
6.37
9,435
33,253
6
36.99%
25.53%
1.21
1.89
3.27
7.41
26,190
38,729

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.

 

 

 

 


 

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