UNL finishes 61st in RecycleMania

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

UNL finished in 61st place overall for total materials recycled during the national RecycleMania competition.

During the eight-week event, UNL recycled 294,207 pounds of paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum. The total is 9 percent higher than UNL’s tally from the 2012 RecycleMania contest. The UNL total also represents a 514 metric ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, said Prabhakar Shrestha, UNL’s recycling coordinator.

The total is equivalent to removing 101 cars from the road or the energy consumed by 45 households.

Compared to Big Ten peers, UNL ranked third in the “Grand Champion” category with a recycling rate of 34.1 percent, and was fifth in “Per Capita Classic,” recycling an average of 10.7 pounds per person.

Shrestha said a variety of campus groups organized recycling activities that helped make the UNL effort a success.

Read more at http://go.unl.edu/8ym.

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