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K-State Today

April 29, 2016

RecycleMania 2016 results

Submitted by Bill Spiegel

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Kansas State University finished second in the Big 12 and 90th out of 208 schools overall in the 2016 RecycleMania competition, an improvement from last year.

While recycling rates decreased by 3 percent during the February through March competition period, K-State's total refuse rate decreased by 21 percent. This means that the total weight of items going to the landfill was reduced. Total food waste also decreased by 14 percent.

These outcomes demonstrate that the teamwork among colleges, departments and Housing and Dining Services can have positive outcomes on K-State's sustainable stance as a campus community. Let's work to keep this effort up, not only during RecycleMania, but throughout the entire year.

Thank you to the K-State community for such a great effort.