RecycleMania Tournament: Week Five Results, Facebook Competition Continues

| March 18, 2013

It may not be glamorous, but this single-stream recycling dumpster serves an important function in collecting Webster University campus’ recyclables that would otherwise in up in landfills.

For the fifth week of RecycleMania, Webster University generated 8,340 pounds of recycled materials, 700 pounds of organic compost and 16,155 pounds of waste campus-wide. Just two weeks remain in the RecycleMania tournament.

Week Three Rankings

Webster University remains at its previous 52nd place ranking in the national Grand Champion category out of 208 schools, with a recycling rate of 42 percent. This measurement equates Webster’s contribution to cumulative greenhouse gas reductions (based on the EPA’s Waste Reduction Model) to 116 metric tons of CO2 Equivalent, translating to 23 cars off the road, or the energy consumption of 10 households.

New Website Launched

To learn more about the RecycleMania competition, get live updates about Webster’s rank in the competition or find recycling information, visit Webster University Recycling’s new website.

RecycleMania Facebook Competition

The recycling program continues to host its weekly contest on the Webster University Recycling Facebook page until the end of RecycleMania on March 31. Those who share the “RecycleMania Standings” post — uploaded at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays — by Friday of each week will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. Prizes include metal water bottles, reusable tote bags, bicycle accessories, and recycling t-shirts.

RecycleMania is a contest with more than 600 colleges and universities competing to recycle the most material on their campuses. This year, Webster added reporting for two waste stream categories: organics and electronics. The competition lasts from Feb. 1 to March 31, 2013.

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