UT improves in national recycling competition

April 22, 2014 | News, UToday
By Kevin Bucher

The University of Toledo was once again successful in its recycling efforts during RecycleMania, which took place from Feb. 2 to March 31.

RecycleMania tournament logoUT placed fifth out of seven Mid-American Conference schools in the Gorilla Division, which is for overall recycling.

The University also placed top three in the MAC for corrugated cardboard and bottles and cans, and finished in second place for paper.

UT competed against more than 450 schools across the United States and Canada in the eight-week competition. The University improved in most categories on a national level.

UT improved from 42 to 26 in the paper category, 95 to 57 in corrugated cardboard, and 111 to 92 in the Gorilla Division.

“The sustainability, energy, efficiency and design initiative is very proud of UT’s results in this year’s RecycleMania competition. We’d like to thank all UT students, faculty and staff for their continual support,” said Brooke Mason, interim sustainability specialist. “We strive for continual improvement, so we are already thinking about how we will beat this year’s rankings next year.”

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