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April 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 29


The National RecycleMania Competition concluded on April 5. Penn’s Final Report will be presented at GreenFest on April 18 and in Almanac.

Data from the ninth week (3/23-3/29) of RecycleMania is now in with Penn at 22% recycling rate—our highest ever!

Per Capita Classic: Schools compete to see which can collect the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person—Penn collected 12.71 lbs. per person and ranks 79 up from a starting rank of 97.

Gorilla Prize: Honors the school that recycles the highest gross tonnage of materials regardless of campus population—Penn ranks 15th.

Waste Minimization: Schools compete to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (including both recyclables and trash) per person—Penn is ranked 45th.

Grand Champion: Recognizes the school that, based on their combined results, demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling—Penn is at 54!

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April is Sustainability Month—Read about “Going Green at Penn” in the April 8 edition of Almanac. See you at GreenFest on April 18!

Let’s keep building on our success!  Penn’s RecycleMania website (www.upenn.edu/recyclemania) has lots of tips! If you have specific questions about how your school, center, college house or department recycles send them to recyclemania@pobox.upenn.edu.

When we stop to think about the environment, everyone wins so remember: Stop! Think! Recycle!

—RecycleMania Planning Committee




Almanac - April 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 29