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Source: Joe Myers, 785-532-1794, okia@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535, evietti@k-state.edu

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

GLASS, PLASTIC AND PAPER, OH MY: RECYCLEMANIA RETURNS TO K-STATE

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is going gaga for going green.

For the third straight year K-State will participate in the RecycleMania recycling competition. The eight-week competition begins Feb. 6 and ends April 2. A two-week trial period, leading up to official start, has already begun. Throughout the competition each college or university will report their recycling and trash weights and be ranked on the RecycleMania results page.

"K-State's first two RecycleMania endeavors resulted in a combined total of 371,012 pounds material being recycled and 4,480 pounds of food waste recycled through K-State's composting program," said Joe Myers, physical plant supervisor at K-State.

RecycleMania started as a friendly competition between two universities in 2001. Over the past decade it has grown exponentially, with 575 schools in 49 states, the District of Columbia and international entries from Canada, the UK and Qatar competing in the 2011 RecycleMania.

Learn more about RecycleMania at http://www.recyclemania.org/. More information about recycling at K-State is available at http://www.k-state.edu/recycling/.