By Lauren A. Lamb
University News Service
January 21, 2009
Texas State University-San Marcos students, faculty and staff will once again participate in the National Recycling Coalition’s RecycleMania competition. Texas State will join more than 400 colleges in universities in the 10-week contest. It will take place Jan. 18-March 28.
The National Recycling Coalition reports that the contest collected 58.6 million pounds of recyclable material during the 2008 competition.
The contest began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two school recycling coordinators in Ohio. Since its inception, the number of participating schools has almost doubled each year and now represents more than 4 million students, according to the National Recycling Coalition.
Texas State will submit a weight for paper, cardboard, plastics and aluminum during this year’s contest. There are outdoor receptacles for plastic bottles and aluminum cans located throughout the campus. There are also a number of indoor receptacles for plastic bottles, aluminum cans and paper.
The campus recycling center currently accepts a wide variety of recyclable materials including textbooks. A complete list of accepted materials can be found on their website at http://recycling.facilities.txstate.edu/.
For more information on how to get involved in the campus contest, or to request a pick up for a large amount of paper or cardboard, please contact the Recycling Center at (512) 245-7733.