RecycleMania Ending, JMU Commitment to Stewardship Continues

From: ISNW

In the past six weeks, James Madison University has recycled more than 171,000 pounds of paper, cardboard, bottles and cans, according to statistics compiled by RecycleMania.

RecycleMania 2012 Logo

And while the RecycleMania competition among college and university reduction programs will end on Saturday, March 31, JMU's commitment to environmental stewardship will not.

This year, JMU has started recycling all plastics with numbers 1-7 and a composting program has been started for university food waste.

Festival patrons can help with the composting effort by placing waste food and other compostable products in specially marked bins. Many of the packaging materials used in the Festival are compostable. Instructions about what can be composted are posted near the bins. Composting in East Campus Dining Hall and Gibbons Hall (D-Hall) is being handled by food service workers.

A complete list of items that can be recycled at JMU can be found here.

Additional information about JMU's environmental stewardship efforts can be found at the websites for the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World and JMU Recycling and Waste Mangement.

A scoreboard for the Recyclemania competition can be found here: