RecycleMania Kicks Off at Truman

Truman State University has kicked off the start of RecycleMania this week. RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs across the United States. During 10 weeks each spring, schools compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. Schools report measurements on a weekly basis.

RecycleMania began in 2001 as a competition between Ohio University and Miami University of Ohio and has grown tremendously each year. Students, faculty and staff can help Truman beat schools in Missouri and the United States by recycling items such as aluminum cans, paper, corrugated cardboard, glass and plastics.
Last year, Truman placed fourth overall in the bottles and cans category and ninth overall in the Per Capita Classic competition. In the Per Capita Classic competition schools are competing to collect the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person. Two hundred and two schools participated last year and more than 400 have signed up to participate in 2008.

For more information, contact Howard Worcester, recycle coordinator, at 785.7672.
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