For the eighth consecutive year of Recyclemania participation, The University of Texas at San Antonio has achieved great results for the 8-week RecycleMania national intercollegiate competition, placing 32nd among 208 colleges across the United States and Canada and second of 11 schools in Texas in the Grand Champion recycling category. RecycleMania's eight weeks of competition started February 7, 2016 and ended on April 2, 2016.
The goal of the competition for each of the 208 colleges and universities was to recycle the most pounds of recyclables as a percentage of its overall solid waste generation, as an institution. UTSA collected 260,700 pounds of recyclable material finishing with a 51.71 percent recycling rating.
On-site sensitive document shredding during Recyclemania continued to be a big event with the truck capacity of 9,200 pounds of paper being shredded.
RecycleMania provides UTSA with an opportunity to heighten awareness about the importance of recycling among college students, and help make recycling participation a core component of the college experience. The Roadrunner community continues to demonstrate its commitment to a culture of sustainability by recycling more than 51% of the total solid waste generated by the tri-campus students, faculty and staff, as it has now for a number of years. UTSA can be proud of this commitment carried on by each new generation since UTSA entered its first RecycleMania competition in 2008. We are UTSAwe recycle. Go Runners!
For more information, Contact UTSA Recycling