RecycleMania 2011 results announcedApr 21, 2011
Miami University was among 363 schools competing in RecycleMania 2011,
an intercollegiate recycling contest that has grown each year since it
began in 2001 at Miami and Ohio Universities. Miami placed 96th in the
Stephen K. Gaski Per Capita Classic with 16.1 cumulative pounds recycled
per person on campus during the eight-week competition.
First place went to Union College with 55.7 cumulative pounds recycled per person; second place to Rutgers University with 54.6 pounds per person; and third place to the United States Coast Guard Academy with 50.4 pounds per person.
Among Ohio universities: University of Cincinnati, 36th with 26.4 cumulative pounds per person; Ohio University, 76th with 18.3 cumulative pounds per person; and Ohio State University, 283rd with 5.4 pounds per person.
Miami placed 50th in the Gorilla Prize Competition, for highest gross tonnage of recyclables (regardless of campus population), with 339,450 cumulative pounds recycled during the eight-week competition.
"Miami made great strides in the competition thanks to our great recycling staff; our job as a campus community is to keep up that momentum," said David Prytherch, Miami’s sustainability coordinator.
Last year Miami placed 289th of 346 in the Per Capita Classic with 4.6 cumulative pounds recycled per person. In 2009, the first time the competition included the entire campus population — all students, faculty and staff —rather than the on-campus student population only, Miami placed 36th with 23.5 cumulative pounds recycled per person.
From 2002 through 2008, Miami placed in the top four of each RecycleMania competition, Per Capita Classic (partial campus division).
In Miami’s residence hall competition, which ran concurrently with the RecycleMania contest, Mary Lyon Hall won first place, Wells placed second and MacCracken placed third. Wells has placed first or second in this competition the previous five years.
Among academic buildings on campus, the leading buildings in total pounds recycled during the contest were: King Library (37,908 total pounds); Shriver Center (32,951 total pounds); Farmer School of Business (4,765 total pounds) and Glos Center (3,631 total pounds).
The RecyleMania competition is a trademarked program of the RecycleMania Steering Committee in coordination with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC). Program management is provided by Keep America Beautiful in coordination with the U.S. EPA’s WasteWise program.
For more information about RecycleMania, including final results and past winners, go to recylcemania.org.