RecycleMania Tournament 2009
January 18 - March 28
St. John’s is competing in RecycleMania 2009 with 400 universities
Oh say, can you recycle?
Join students all across America competing in RecycleMania, the
ten-week recycling competition.
RecycleMania 2009 Results - April 17,
The ten-week competition of RecycleMania 2009 tournament has passed
and the results were posted on April 17, 2009 on
www.RecycleMania.org. This being STJ’s first year in the annual
tournament, we finished in the top 46 percentile across the nation
and top 35 percentile across New York State. This year there were
512 college / university registered in the RecycleMania 2009, of
which 296 were in competition (STJ being one) and 216 registered in
the benchmarking category. RecycleMania 2009 reports 69.4 million
pounds of recycling and food composting involving 4.7 million
students and 1.1 million faculty and staff.
STJ specific weights and measures for the 10-week tournament are as
- 377,874 pounds of waste
- 271,970 pounds of trash
- 105,904 pounds of recyclables
- Bottles & Cans 15,934 pounds
- Paper 41,590 pounds
- Cardboard 48,380pounds
- Recycle materials 28% of total waste
- 5.5 pounds of recyclable materials per person
- 40 metric tons of greenhouse gas prevented by not landfillling
A quote form RecycleMania 2009 is “Congratulations to all
schools that participated regardless of ranking. The true measure
of success in RecycleMania continues to be measured by the degree
to which students, and staff are engaged in recycling and waste
reduction issues. To those schools that organized rallies, dorm
competitions or simply posted reminder e-mails out to the campus
community, we salute you for helping promote resource conservation
on the grassroots level”.
Congratulations to all STJ students, faculty and staff for
participating. And, special thanks to the students in Donovan Hall
for setting their own bottle & can recycling tournament.
Let’s become RecycleManiacs all year long and be ready to achieve
higher standings in RecycleMania 2010.
RecycleMania is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s WasteWise Program, The National Recycling Coalition and
College and, University Recycling Council.
For more information, contact your RA or visit www.recyclemaniacs.org