Recycling Rocks

Recycle Mania is back at Pacific!

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.

Overall Goals for RecycleMania

  1. Motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
  2. Generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
  3. Encourage colleges to measure and benchmark recycling activity in their effort to improve their programs over time.
  4. Have a fair and friendly competition.

At Pacific, we will be hosting numerous events over the coming weeks to promote recycling and student engagement. Each student who participates in an event earns a raffle ticket for prizes — Recycle Mania swag, like reusable bags and wrist bands, or the grand prizes that will be announced soon! Volunteers who help run events or who propose their own events earn extra entries.

Have an event you'd like to see to promote recycling? Interested in volunteering? Contact Nicole at

Keep an eye on Boxer Briefs and campus bulletin boards for a schedule of events!

Posted by Nicole Nowlin ( on Feb 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Edited by Jenni Luckett ( on Feb 25, 2013 at 4:39 PM

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