The results are in: How’d Tommie recyclemaniacs do?
By Bob Douglas
Coordinator of Recycling and Central Receiving
The 10-week Recyclemania, with more than 550 participating schools, colleges and universities, has released the final results of the competition. Since this is UST’s first year to participate, there were some doubts over how Tommies would stack up against some of the nation’s greenest schools. But St. Thomas exceeded all expectations and did very well in all categories.
The final results:
Grand Champion: combined results showing the greatest achievement in both recycling and source reduction
Per Capita Classic: the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person
Waste Minimization Prize: the least amount of municipal solid waste per person, including recycling and trash
The Gorilla Prize: the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of campus population
The complete results, including individual commodity results, can be seen at the Recyclemania Web site.
Way to pitch in and a great job recycling, St. Thomas! Special thanks to S.I.F.E. (Students in Free Enterprise), the Recycling Team and the USG Sustainability Committee for all their efforts to promote and support UST in this annual competition. Let’s surge ahead in Recyclemania 2010.