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Bring it to the blue bins: Single-stream recycling comes to UTSA Tri-campuses

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The national RecycleMania competition runs through March 31. The 10-week competition pits UTSA against colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to see which campus can prevent the most materials from ending up in the landfill.

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(March 23, 2012) -- The new single-stream recycling concept has arrived at UTSA to benefit students, faculty and staff -- and the environment. Single-stream recycling means the mix of various containers and paper can be recycled in the individual blue containers in your office and the blue bins around the UTSA Tri-campuses.

All plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard and metal can now go into the same blue recycling containers, now single-stream. Many items are recyclable including yogurt and other plastic containers, water and soda bottles, tin cans, soda cans and frozen dinner boxes. If they are plastic or metal, just rinse them out and drop them in the bin.

"Thanks to everyone for your efforts and for supporting the UTSA recycling program," said Richard Garza, UTSA environmental and construction safety manager. "Remember to bring it to the blue bins and recycle to help make the Roadrunner orange-and-blue a little bit greener."

For more information, visit the UTSA Recycling website or call 210-458-5250.

 

 

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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