Many Happy Returns: Recyclemania 2013

Kalamazoo College representatives participate in Recyclemaniacs

K recycling guru Rob Townsend with two recent student “Recyclemaniacs.”

Recycling an old tradition, Kalamazoo College is off to a good start in Recyclemania 2013, the friendly annual competition and benchmarking tool that allows college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

“We still maintain our dynasty and I am happy with it!” said longtime K Recycling Coordinator Rob Townsend. “I have a great crew of students who lead the campus recycling effort throughout the year. And they always step up their game during Recyclemania.”

According Rob, results after two weeks of competition show K is at or near the top of several categories, including “Bottles and Cans” (#1), Corrugated Cardboard” (#3), and “Per Capita Classic” (#2) in which schools try to collect the largest combined amount of paper, cardboard, and bottles and cans on a per person basis.

More than 600 colleges representing 49 states, four Canadian provinces, and 7.5 million students now participate in the eight-week competition.

And remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle!


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