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Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly Recyclemania) is a friendly competition and bench-marking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-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.What is being recycled as part of Campus Race to Zero Waste?
  • Mixed Paper - such as white, colored, glossy paper, index cards, computer paper  
  • Magazines
  • Phone Books            
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic containers, #1 trough #7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Tin/steel cans
  • Food Waste - food prep waste collected from Housing and Dining Services used for compost
  • E-Waste - click here for a complete list of accepted e-waste.

 

K-State is Big 12 winner in Recyclemania 2020

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K-State is the Big 12 winner of the 2020 Recyclemania competition, which was held from Feb. 2 – March 28.

This is all part of how we come together and show our support for this great effort. Many thanks go out to the students, faculty, staff and facility custodians who recycle and empty the countless recycle bins. Congratulations on another successful campaign.

Big 12 Conference Diversion

 

Ranking

Diversion, percentage pounds

Kansas State University     

67

38.597

West Virginia University    

139

11.542

        

Big 12 Conference Per capita                

 

Ranking

Per capita, percentage pounds

Kansas State University     

68

8.37

Iowa State University        

144

2.95

Texas Tech University        

145

2.87

West Virginia University     

150

2.70

 

 

University

National Ranking 

Pounds Recycled 

Big 12 Ranking

Total Recycling 

 

 

 

Kansas State University

35

486,286.00

No. 1

The University of Texas at Austin

36

477,740.00

 

Texas Tech University

64

295,560.00

 

West Virginia University

101

148,400.00

 

Diversion 

 

 

 

Kansas State University

50

45.322

No. 1

The University of Texas at Austin

113

25.982

 

West Virginia University

153

14.545

 

Per Capita

 

 

 

Kansas State University

54

17.544

No. 1

Texas Tech University

139

7.818

 

The University of Texas at Austin

140

7.802

 

West Virginia University

188

4.304

 

By State 

 

 

 

Kansas State University

35

486,286.00

No. 1

Southwestern College

161

52,835.00

 

Thank You,

Bill Spiegel
Project Manager