RecycleMania competition gears up for finish
Organizers want late push to move up in standings
Mar 12, 2010
From staff reports
As Ohio University students enter finals week, RecycleMania organizers want to remind everyone that these are the last two weeks of the 10-week competition.
This year, OHIO's competition in the annual intercollegiate recycling event is more than 600 other schools from the United States and Canada. Despite the strong competition, Ed Newman, the university's recycling and refuse manager, said he is looking for a strong finish to the competition he co-founded in 2001.
"This is the best time to bump up our recycling by purging recyclables before spring break," Newman said. "We are near the top of the standings with the 24 other Ohio campuses competing this year. This is our last shot to make a strong finish amongst our peer, Mid-American Conference and Ohio schools."
Newman said a late push could help OHIO move past some of the schools that it is close to in the latest standings.
"Files, papers, most anything you want to recycle now will help," Newman said. "Good work so far -- we've done way better than last year. Maybe we can have our best year yet."
Published: Mar 12, 2010 5:52 PM