May 20, 2013
Purdue posts strong performance in 2013 Recyclemania
Purdue improved its rankings in this year's Recylemania contest, which ended earlier this spring.
A two-month-long contest, Recyclemania involves participating institutions from across the U.S. and Canada. The institutions report the amount of materials recycled and trash collected each week. Each institution is ranked weekly in various categories based on its recycling rate, total volume of recycling and least amount of total waste.
This year, Purdue ranked 10th out of 331 institutions and first in Indiana in the Gorilla Prize category. Purdue ranked 72nd out of 250 institutions in the Grand Champion category, 81st out of 167 institutions in the Waste Minimization category and 96th out of 361 institutions in the Per Capita Classic.
In the 2012 contest, Purdue ranked 16th in the Gorilla Prize category, 81st in the Grand Champion category, 85th in the Waste Minimization category and 126th in the Per Capita Classic.
More information about Recyclemania, including a full results, can be found at www.recyclemaniacs.org.