OUS Participates in "RecycleMania"
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours
It can take up to 700 years for plastic to decompose in a land fill
Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes
RecycleMania is an annual recycling competition among colleges and universities nationwide.
Participating institutions measure the weight of the recyclable materials collected each week and gage that against other participating schools to create a fun and friendly competitive atmosphere surrounding the event.
Quite simply, the real purpose of RecycleMania is to educate and gain exposure to the importance of recycling, waste reduction, and overall campus sustainability.
This is achieved through engaging the students, faculty and staff in fun activities which illustrate the volume of waste reduction achieved for the duration of the event.
The metrics produced and recorded during this period provide the campus community a measurable sense of the waste reduction achieved through concerted recycling efforts.
Our hope is that this event will continue to grow into a campus wide campaign that could possibly be incorporated into some academic courses and a renewed commitment to campus recycling and living sustainably.
Participation by students, faculty and staff is easy. Just remember to recycle everything permissible while on campus into the blue recycling containers. This recyclable material will be collected each week, weighed, and the data recorded prior to deposition into the recycling dumpster. The data collected will be graphically illustrated on campus and updated each week in order to track progress and the end result of recycling.
Also remember, all OUS facilities are participating including Ironton, Proctorville Center, Ohio Horse Park, OUS Child Development Center, Nature Center, and Business and Resource Training Center in South Point. We need everyone to do their part.