RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amound of recyclables per captia, the largest amound of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week's reports and rankings, participating schools water how their results fluctuage against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
University of West Florida participated in the Competition Division of RecycleMania and pledged to implement the following waste reduction practices on campus:
2011 RecycleMania Results are In!
After 10 weeks of competition, our average weekly recycle rate was 36.1% up from 31.5% last year. We recycled 13,836 pounds worth of paper, cardboard, bottles and cans on average each week up from 13,290 pounds last year.
Good job, UWF. Keep up the good work.