Purdue set to enter second year of Recyclemania

February 4, 2011

Purdue is participating in its second year of Recyclemania, an eight-week competition (Feb. 6-April 2) in which more than 600 colleges and universities are reporting recycling and trash data to determine who collects the most recyclable items per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables and the least amount of trash per capita.
Faculty and staff may get involved simply by using the recycling bins in their buildings. A list of acceptable items is available at www.purdue.edu/buildings_grounds/recycling.
"Everyone can help by making good choices about everything they discard and by ensuring recyclables are placed into recycling containers instead of trash receptacles," said Gary Evans, director of Grounds.

This year's goal is to rank in the top 50 schools in the Grand Champion category and to raise the recycling rate from nearly 30 percent last year to 40 percent or higher during this year's competition. Purdue finished in 109th place during last year's competition.
For a breakdown of each competition and the current rankings, visit www.recyclemaniacs.org/Results.aspx.