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OSU Takes Top Spot

April 20th, 2011
Who won Oregon's RecycleMania?

Campus Recycling Outreach Coordinator Andrea Norris (right) presents a trophy made out of reused materials to McNary Hall Treasurer Jeff Robideau (left), the prize for the residence hall recycling competition. (Photo: Shelly Clark)

Courtesy of: KVAL.com

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has retained its top spot in the state for RecycleMania, an annual, nationwide recycling competition between universities.

By recycling and composting a total of 483,449 pounds during the 10-week competition (Jan. 23 through April 2), OSU nabbed first place, while claiming the RecycleMania Civil War title over the University of Oregon by recycling and composting 5.5 pounds more per person.

OSU also beat its own 2010 totals, recycling and composting 67,831 pounds more – a 23 percent increase – and sending 201,158 fewer pounds of materials to the landfill, a 17 percent decrease over the previous year.

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