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No Trash Talk: CC Places in Top 10 Percent in RecycleMania Competition

Colorado College finished 22nd overall, placing it in the top 10 percent, of the national RecycleMania competition among colleges and universities. Additionally, CC placed 12th out of 293 schools in Per Capita Classic category, which earns CC a spot in the top 5 percent. The Per Capita Classic, the most popular category of the competition, measures the amount of recycled pounds per person. "I knew that the campus community would do well, but I'm still blown away at how well CC did in the first year of participation," said George Eckhardt, assistant director of facilities services.
RecycleMania is a national competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week's reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.

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