OHIO leads RecycleMania charge
Among state peers, Athens campus leads four divisions
Mar 3, 2010
From staff reports
Ohio University leads the state in four of the eight RecycleMania competition divisions, according to the latest results.
OHIO's Athens campus ranks first among all state schools in the Gorilla Prize division, which measures gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of campus population. At the conclusion of week five, the Athens campus had amassed 182,541 pounds of cumulative recyclables, placing 24th among 343 schools in the national competition.
Ohio University's main campus also tops state competitors in the Per Capita Classic, which measures recyclables per person. According to the latest results, the Athens campus had collected 7.76 pounds of recyclables per person, placing 49th among the 343 national competitors.
Two Ohio University campuses took the lead among Ohio schools in the Targeted Materials competitions. Ohio University-Eastern leads the Paper division, having recycled 2.68 pounds of paper per person. The Eastern campus fares 42nd in the national competition, in a pool of 216 schools. Meanwhile, the Athens campus had recycled 2.42 pounds of corrugated cardboard per person, placing 50th among 224 competitors on a national scale.
"Impressive, Ohio University! But don't stop now," said Lori Gromen, challenge coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. "Let's press on and strive for the top 10 overall."
It is currently week seven of RecycleMania, the annual recycling challenge that pits Ohio University against hundreds of school around the world. The competition officially ends March 27. For scores, contests and other information about RecycleMania, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recyclemania.ohio.*
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Published: Mar 3, 2010 5:15 PM