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Bobcats rank third after fith week of 'Recycle Mania'

ATHENS, Ohio (March 12, 2004) -- Ohio University is holding on to third place after recording the third best weight in week five of RecycleMania 2004. The Bobcats sit fourth with 24.18 recycled pounds per student living on campus. Miami University, a co-founder of the annual event with Ohio University, leads the 10-week competition with 32.35 pounds, followed by second-place Dartmouth University (30.25). The final results will be announced on April 16. The first- and second-place finishers will receive Recycle Mania trophies.

"Miami and Dartmouth has pulled away from the rest of the schools, but there is still time for Ohio University to catch them," said Ohio University Refuse and Recycling Manager Ed Newman. "Most of the trash that we see in the dumpsters is recyclable, so with a little more effort we can close the gap during the last five weeks."

RecycleMania 2004 is a friendly 10-week competition between 17 recycling programs. The schools will compete to see who can collect the largest amount of recyclables from residence halls, on-campus apartments and dining halls. Measurements will be reported on a weekly basis in pounds recycled per student living on-campus. The 17-school field is the largest in the four-year history of the competition.

Here are the current results:

  1. Miami University, 32.35 lbs. per student
  2. Dartmouth, 30.25
  3. Ohio, 24.18
  4. Five Colleges, 21.08
  5. Villanova, 20.97
  6. Carnegie Mellon, 18.81
  7. Harvard, 18.71
  8. Vermont, 16.08
  9. Yale, 15.60
  10. Brown, 15.10
  11. Western Michigan, 12.76
  12. S.W. Missouri State, 12.47
  13. Ohio State, 8.96
  14. Arizona State, 8.77
  15. Brigham Young, 3.77
  16. Arizona, 3.61
  17. Washington University, 2.31
F or more information on RecycleMania, visit www.facilities.ohiou.edu/fm/departments/recycle/.

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Media Contacts: Ohio University Refuse and Recycling Manager Ed Newman, (740) 593-0460, or Media Specialist George Mauzy, (740) 593-1794

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