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Final Results from UW-Eau Claire’s participation in the national Recyclemania competition (by category):

Grand Champion Category

Schools participating in both the Per Capita Classic and the Waste Minimization competitions are eligible to become the Grand Champion of RecycleMania. The Grand Champion will be the school that, based on their combined results, demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling.

Nationally: UWEC placed 190 out of 267 schools with a 20.47% cumulative recycling rate.

 

Per Capita Classic

In this competition schools are competing to see which can collect the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person.

Nationally: UWEC placed 135 out of 346 with 10.22 pounds of cumulative recyclables per person.

 

Waste Minimization

In this competition schools are competing to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (including both recyclables and trash) per person.

Nationally: UWEC placed 132 out of 199 with 52.68 pounds of cumulative waste per person.

 

Gorilla Prize

In this competition schools are competing to see which can collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of campus population.

Nationally: UWEC placed 129 out of 346 with 139156.70 pounds of cumulative recyclables.

 

Food Service Organics (Compost)

In this competition schools are competing to see which can recycle the largest amount of food service organics per person.

Nationally: UWEC placed 28 out of 125 with 7.43 pounds of compost per person.

Rank School Name Cumulative Food Service Organics Pounds/Person
1 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 7.43
2 University of Wisconsin-Stout 3.84
3 University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.89
4 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 0.82
 
 

UW-Eau Claire has participated in the national Recyclemania competition since 2007. This national event joins over 600 college campuses in a 10 week competition to encourage participation to increase recycling and decrease waste.

For the first time, UW-Eau Claire’s student organization The Conservationists, in partnership with Residence Hall Association, will establish a similar competition between all residence halls during Earth Month, from April 5 through May 7, 2010. This program, called Residence Hall Recyclemania, is a friendly competition that aims to increase awareness, efficiency, and use of the recycling system in the residence halls. The winner of Residence Hall Recyclemania will be the residence hall with the highest ratio of recyclables to trash over the 5-week competition period. The reward for the winning residence hall will be a dazzling trophy made from recyclable materials, to be created by a talented and creative member of The Conservationists, Autumn Wilson. The ultimate goal of Residence Hall Recyclemania is to encourage UW-Eau Claire residents to live more sustainable lifestyles.

How are residence halls doing in the competition?

As of 4/19/10...

Residence Hall Recyclables(lbs) Trash (lbs)
PUTNAM 1 6
THOMAS 1 7
HORAN 1 49
GOVERNORS 1 17
SUTHERLAND 1 11
BRIDGEMAN 1 14
OAKRIDGE 1 22
MURRAY 1 8
TOWERS N 1 22
TOWERS S 1 8
CHANCELLORS 1 3

Note: "Centers" include Davies, Hilltop, and Crest Centers.

If you would like to check on the progress of a specific building, please contact Katrina Smith, our president; or Jess Lowney, our webmaster.