This year, Georgia Southern University is competing in a nationwide recycling project called Recycle Mania. The recycling competition began February 1, and will continue until March 29.
According to RecycleMania’s official website, the competition is a program to help promote waste reduction activities across college campuses in the U.S. and Canada.
Over an eight-week period each spring, participating colleges record and report all the recycling and trash collected that week, and then compare the numbers against each other. The winner will be determined based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling percentage out of their total waste.
Winners are nationally recognized through RecycleMania and win an award made from recycled materials.
Students interested in getting involved in the competition should keep an eye out for Center for Sustainability events as well as encourage others to use the recycle bins scattered across campus.