The RecycleMania 2011 results have been officially released and OSU has once again taken the number one spot in Oregon and held onto the RecycleMania Civil War title!
OSU beat UO by recycling and composting 5.5 more lbs per person, holding onto the RecycleMania Civil War trophy, made by UO last year out of reused materials.
Campus Recycling is also pleased to announce that we beat our own records, with a 23% increase in recycling and composting and a 17% decrease in trash compared to the the 10-week competition in 2010. In total, OSU recycled and composted 483,449 lbs, up 67,831, while landfilling 201,158 fewer lbs. These results are very promising for OSU’s future waste reduction efforts!
Our biggest increase over last year was in the compost category, where we collected 2.1 times more this year. Other notable results include the 5,109 lbs of e-waste and 55 cubic yards (9 standard dumpsters) of Styrofoam collected during our special collection days, which are not even included in the weights above (as these materials are not considered in official RecycleMania weights).
RecycleMania Results In the News:
OSU’s victory has been covered by many media outlets:
- OSU takes top spot in Oregon for recycling (OSU News & Communications) (also run by the Albany Democrat Herald)
- Who won Oregon’s RecycleMania? (KVAL)
- Editorial: OSU’s recycling progress is great news for Earth Week (Gazette-Times)
- Several media outlets picked up the Associated Press story: The Gazette-Times, Statesman Journal, The Columbian, Daily Journal, Ashland Daily Tidings, The Register-Guard, Connecticut Post, San Antonio Express-News, The Daily News, Beaumont Enterprise, and The Republic