RecycleMania Begins at Mount Union
February 08, 2016
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The 2016 RecycleMania competition kicks off this week at the University of Mount Union.
RecycleMania is a national program implemented to encourage colleges and universities to promote waste reduction activities on campus. Over the course of the competition, schools will report the amount of recycled material they collect each week. They will then be ranked in various categories over the course of the program. OAC rivals Baldwin Wallace and John Carroll will also be participating the RecycleMania challenge.
Last year, Mount Union recycled a total 53,404 pounds, an average of 6,675 pounds per week. This equaled a total of 19.5 pounds recycled per person at Mount Union, which overall ranked Mount in the top 16% of schools for pounds per person recycled.
This year’s eight-week competition will run from February 7 through April 2. Each week, the Green Raiders will collect recycled material from residence halls on campus. At the halfway point in the competition, week four, members of the residence hall with the highest amount of recyclables collected will receive preference in the ranking system used for the housing lottery.
Common items that can be recycled include paper, aluminum and metal cans, plastic bottles and all plastics, cardboard and glass.