What is RecycleMania?
RecycleMania is a national waste diversion and recycling competition against colleges and universities to promote waste reduction activities in campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges and universities report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on which schools recycle 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. Lehigh has participated in the RecycleMania tournament for the past five years.
What are the goals of RecycleMania?
• Motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
• Generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
• Encourage colleges to measure and benchmark recycling activity in their effort to improve their programs over time.
• Have a fair and friendly competition.