Through March 29: Help UTSA place high in RecycleMania competition

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(March 11, 2014) -- As of March 7, UTSA is ranked 38th in the nation among 248 colleges and universities competing in the Grand Champion category in RecycMania. The annual RecycleMania challenge runs through March 29. UTSA faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to help UTSA increase its recycled materials and reduce waste generation.

>> The UTSA community and friends are invited to bring paper documents for shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the parking lot between the Ximenes Garage and H-E-B University Center on the Main Campus. A Ranger Shredding Services truck will be available to shred paper including sensitive documents. This will help in the RecycleMania competition and supports UTSA's recycling goals.

RecycleMania involves colleges and universities across North America competing to increase their percentage of recycled materials in relation to total waste. The RecycleMania counting period is Feb. 2-March 29.

Last year, in UTSA's first entry in the Grand Champion competition division, UTSA ranked 27th among 523 participating colleges and universities with 54.8 percent of our total waste being recycled. This year's goal is to place UTSA in the top 25. The Grand Champion category combines trash and each of the core recyclable materials to determine a school's recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation.

To be ranked in this category, schools must provide the weights of their trash, paper, cardboard, cans and bottles. The winner will have the highest recycling rate.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition sponsored by the U.S. EPA, ALCOA, SCA, The Coca Cola Company, Keep America Beautiful, American Forest and Paper, and the College and University Recycling Coalition.

We thank the UTSA community for participating in this annual event. Please continue to recycle your used cardboard, paper, aluminum, and plastic and glass beverage containers. Recycling helps our environment and saves natural resources. The more we recycle, the better it is for our future.

>> For more information, visit the RecycleMania website or the UTSA EHSRM website. We Are UTSA... We Recycle!