Michigan State University is participating in RecycleMania, an annual eight-week recycling competition between more than 600 colleges and universities across the United States. Learn more at http://www.recycle.msu.edu/recyclemania/.That one didn't make the cut for Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Michigan and Arizona Week 1 edition), although it should have. The next one was posted in Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Darwin's Birthday 2012 edition).
Colorado State University: RecycleMania 2012
February 7, 2012
The annual collegiate recycling tournament "RecycleMania" kicks off Feb. 5 and will run through March 31. Colorado State will compete among hundreds of universities and colleges across the country and the world.There are community colleges participating. I'll see if I can get the one I teach at to participate next year.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to promote recycling and waste-reduction practices on campus.
Over an 8-week period, schools will report recycling and trash data on a weekly basis, competing in these tournament contests:
- the highest overall recycling rate (Grand Champion),
- the largest amount of recyclables per person (Per Capita Classic), and
- the least amount of trash per capita (Waste Minimization).
Nearly 550 schools from the United States and Canada are signed up for the 2012 competition.