JMU highlights waste minimization efforts during RecycleMania contest

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JMU is participating in RecycleMania for the seventh consecutive year.

In an effort to reduce the amount of waste generated on campus, JMU is pursuing a campus-wide Waste Reduction Initiative this year.  After reducing what we use and reusing when we can, recycling is an important part of generating less waste. From now through April 5, JMU can highlight its commitment to environmental stewardship as it competes with universities across the country in the 2013 RecycleMania Tournament. Schools will be graded on measures of waste, including waste reduction efforts, composting and recycling.

Over the eight-week period of the tournament, participating colleges and universities report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week. The schools are ranked in various categories based on the amount recycled and also on the least amount of combined trash and recycling generated. In this case, less is more—less waste means a higher ranking in the competition.

This is the seventh year JMU has participated in RecycleMania.

To check JMU’s standing in the competition or to learn more about RecycleMania, visit the Recyclemania website.

To learn more about environmental stewardship efforts at JMU, visit the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability website.


Feb. 4, 2013

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