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February 5, 2013

Faculty, staff can help Purdue compete in Recyclemania

The Office of University Sustainability encourages Purdue faculty and staff members to recycle their unneeded files and paperwork during this year's Recyclemania competition, which runs through March 30.

Purdue has participated in Recyclemania since 2010. It is is an annual recycling competition among hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.

During the competition, participating institutions report the amount of materials recycled and trash collected each week. The institutions then are ranked in various categories based on  their recycling rate, total volume of recycling and least amount of total waste. The last category combines trash and recycling.

More information about Recyclemania 2013 can be found at www.recyclemaniacs.org. Last year, Purdue was ranked 81st out of 275 institutions in the Grand Champion category and 16th in the Gorilla Prize category. Purdue placed 1st in Indiana in both of these categories.

Questions about Purdue's involvement in the contest, including which materials are recyclable, should be directed to the Office of University Sustainability at 49-42481 or sustainability@purdue.edu.

Please follow Purdue’s Confidential Document Handling Procedures operating plan for the disposal of all sensitive information. The procedures are located at  http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/docs/careeraccount/Shred_Singlepage.pdf.