Starting this Sunday, UT begins participating in the RecycleMania Tournament. This event is a friendly 8-week competition with other colleges across the U.S. and Canada to see who can recycle the most electronics, paper, cardboard, and plastic. The categories for the tournament are who can recycle the most overall, who can recycle the most items per capita, and who can recycle the most per commodity.
Beginning in 2001 with only Miami University and Ohio University, this tournament has grown to over 500 schools with the University of Toledo joining the competition in 2010. Toledo competes against the MAC schools, which include Ohio University, Northern Illinois University, Kent State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Akron, and Ohio University.
Last year, UT placed 5th out of the seven MAC schools. We placed 2nd in paper, 3rd in cardboard, and third in bottles and cans. Against all 500+ schools that participated last year, we placed 17th in the nationally in electronics with paper at 26th place and cardboard at 57th. For overall recycling, we placed 92nd.
On Campus, there will be individual competitions between each resident hall with a prize awarded to the resident hall who recycles the most per capita!
Last years’ results for the Residence Halls were as follows:
1st Place: Carter Hall E & W
2nd Place: Ottawa House E & W
3rd Place: Academic House & MacKinnon Hall
4th Place: Presidents Hall
5th Place: Parks Tower
6th Place: McComas Village
7th Place: International House
For more information, please contact SEED at firstname.lastname@example.org! Stay up to date with this year’s competition standings by tracking it here!