The University of Texas at San Antonio has begun its countdown for Recyclemania 2016this is a nationwide college and university recycling competition meant to bring awareness to recycling and waste reduction. As in past years, UTSA will be going up against some of the largest schools in the nation as well as 20 Texas colleges. Early warm-up competition starts January 24February 6, 2016. Then it's off to what we hope will be another great year for our 2016 competition which will start on Sunday February 7, 2016 and goes through Saturday April 2, 2016.
Sponsored by the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, UTSA's success on Recyclemania requires the help of our community by ensuring we all do our part to recycle. We believe our university has the best team of students, faculty, and staff which will enable us to place high in the Recyclemania competition and we are asking for everyone's help and cooperation. So don't forget to do your Environmental Duty and RECYCLE.
This will be our 8th year participating in Recyclemania. We hope to continue placing in the top 10% of all participating schools. Our 2015 placement was 22nd out of 232 colleges and universities. REMEMBER: We are UTSA Roadrunners taking responsibility to clean the environment for a better future. Let's recycle together, Roadrunners!
Mark your calendar: no cost paper document shredding service!Ê As part of Recyclemania, Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management will be providing paper document shredding on February 17, 2016 by a local company. This shredding service is available to all of the UTSA community and will be held in the HUC parking lot, between HUC and Ximenes Garage, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please take advantage of this opportunity to shred sensitive documents either from work or home. Please contact Anastacio Alvarez at (210) 452-7252 for additional information.
UTSA participates in recycling activities all year, which include Recyclemania, Earth Day and America Recycles Day. Our goals are to reduce waste and encourage sensitivity to the environment in our community.
Recyclemania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities to promote these shared goals. UTSA has consistently placed near the top in the annual competition. This year we competed in the Grand Champion category and placed 22nd nationally. Our recycling percentage was 56.621% of all our generated waste. We generated an average of 10.12 pounds of recycled material per person during the 8 week competition! Great job, UTSA!
Earth Day has been an annual event for UTSA students to celebrate the earth and renew our commitment to building a safer, healthier, and cleaner world for all of us. America Recycles Day is the opportunity to encourage the community to adopt recycling practices which lead to a better environment for all.
For more information, Contact UTSA Recycling