Syracuse University News
University Kicks Off 2015 RecycleMania Competition
Syracuse University kicked off its 2015 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition on Feb. 1. RecycleMania is a nationwide event that raises awareness about reducing waste and increasing recycling.
Last year, more than 6.3 million students and staff in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada participated in RecycleMania. During the eight-week campaign, over 89 million pounds was recycled or composted. This is equivalent to preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
“Every time people recycle they are extending the usefulness of something that has already served a purpose. When an item is recycled, a new product is produced using the recycled material, versus having to use new material to create the same item, preventing pollution and destruction of virgin material like trees, metals and other raw materials from earth’s natural resources,” says Melissa Cadwell, marketing manager of the University’s Sustainability Division. Read more…