ReycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States. Each year, BGSU competes in this competition, seeing which residence hall can recycle the most goods (calculated by pounds per student).
In 2013, BGSU competed in the Competition Division for the first time:
- 180th in the Grand Champion section with a 23.143% recycling rate.
- 137th in Per Capita Classic with 11.88lbs/person recycled.
- 85th in the Gorilla contest with 227,892 lbs recycled.
- 88th in paper recycled.
- 41st in cardboard recycled.
- 41st in bottles and cans recycled.
How You Can Help: Recycle all paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum (and sometimes even glass)!
Final 2013 RecycleMania Residence Hall Standings:
|Hall||Total Weight per Person (lbs)||Place (overall)|
Congratulations to Kohl Hall for winning the Residence Hall RecycleMania competition for the 2nd year in a row!
Congratulations once again and thanks for making BGSU a bit more green!
About the competition:
As part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, BGSU is now competing in the Competition Division of RecycleMania. In this category weight of garbage produced is also measured, in addition to the weight of recycled materials. This also means the entire campus is now part of the competition, rather than just residence halls.
As part of the competition division, BGSU has pledged to pursue the following:
- Active program to sell or donate campus surplus property
- Promoting inter-office reusable envelopes for campus mail and review/improve campus systems for reclaiming extra envelopes for reuse
- Implementing campus printing initiatives which prohibit or discourage unlimited printing in computer labs and copy rooms (e.g. pay-per sheet pricing, etc.)
- Creating an office supplies exchange program on campus
- Offering discounts or other incentives for using reusable mugs in campus dining operations
- Creating and promoting a system for the campus community to report wasteful practices and offer suggestions for waste reduction
- Creating active program to educate employee and students about waste minimization practices (e.g. incorporating waste minimization information into new employee / new student orientation programs, giving regular presentations to campus groups and departments, setting up public displays, etc.)