Recycling + Waste

RecycleMania

Emmanuel College has participated annually in the RecycleMania Tournament since 2011. This nationwide competition challenges colleges and universities to decrease waste and increase recycling.

What is it?

RecycleMania is a nationwide competition that challenges colleges and universities to decrease waste and increase recycling. Over 8-weeks, schools report their waste and recycling numbers and ranked in a number of categories.

 

This Year's Competition

Mark your calendar! RecycleMania 2015 will run from February 1 - March 28.

 

Last Year's Competition

In 2014, 461 colleges and universities took part in this eight-week challenge that ignites classic college rivalries, rallying students, faculty and staff to increase on-campus recycling rates beyond their collegiate competitors. Overall, 85.6 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials were recovered, which prevented the release of nearly 137, 452 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E).

Here are Emmanuel's recycling rates for the RecycleMania competition over the last three years:

Year4th yr - 20143rd yr - 20132nd yr - 20121st yr - 2011Benchmark - 2010
in pounds2/2/14 - 3/29/14% change FY14 vs FY133/31/13% change FY13 vs FY122/5/11 - 3/31/12% change FY12 vs FY112/6/11 - 4/2/11% change FY11 vs FY102/6/10 - 4/2/10
Bottles/Cans 6,600 107% 3,180 -39% 5,220 135% 2,220 106% 1,080
Mixed Paper 5,820 66% 3,500 27% 2,760 -26% 3,720 42% 2,620
Corrugated Cardboard 2,280 -20% 2,850 72% 1,660 -7% 1,780 178% 640

 

For more information, check out the RecycleMania website.

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