RecycleMania is back!

RecycleMania 2014 began with a kickoff on Sunday, Feb. 2, and will continue through Saturday, March 29. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs nationwide. Its goal is to increase student awareness and participation in campus recycling and waste minimization throughout campus communities.

recyclemaniaOver the eight-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, and to determine which one has the highest recycling rate.

“St. Thomas joined Recyclemania in 2009,” said Bob Douglas, UST’s coordinator of recycling, “so this is our fifth year in the national competition. Regionally, in the state of Minnesota, St. Thomas has led in one or more areas every year. Last year it took second in the Grand Champion regional competition behind the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Recycling team members want to keep UST on top of the pack in 2014.”

This year, the OPUS College of Business Enactus Team is working with the UST Recycling Team to promote participation in Recyclemania. For information on Enactus events and activities during the competition, email Kendra Smith. View weekly updates of UST’s standing in the national competition on the RecycleMania website.