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2015 RecycleMania is Here!

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2015 RecycleMania is Here!

By Sustainability Interns | February 11, 2015

What is RecycleMania?

RecycleMania is an eight week competition during the spring in which participating schools compete in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. RecycleMania serves to generate attention and support for campus sustainability programs, to motivate the campus community to reduce their waste generation and increase recycling efforts.

Why is RecycleMania Important?

RecycleMania is about engaging the students. The competition provides a way for the students to get involved, help and to make a real difference in their campus community. College students are important influencers and consumers, by educating them on the benefits of recycling they will be empowered to drive sustainable practices on their campuses.

This year 392 schools are participating in the RecycleMania. Last year, 86 million pounds of recyclables and organic material were recovered. This prevents greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing approximately 25 thousand vehicles from the road for a year. UCR Office of Sustainability will be hosting various programs to educate and assist the campus community on creating sustainable habits that will continue through future generations. Keep a look out for the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle green shirts and contact UCR Office of Sustainability for ways to get involved.

Let’s show other schools how it’s done!

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