OSU RecycleMania continues activities, out-competes UO
In the midst of another recycling competition, OSU gains the upper hand By Gwen Shaw
Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 21:07
RecycleMania is now on its fifth week. Many events are already over, and were successful. Some are happening right now, including the Res Hall Competition. And more are still to come.
Besides the overall competition, the Beavers are leading the Civil War thus far. The results up to this point are Oregon State University at 8.5 pounds per person and University of Oregon at 5.9 pounds.
"The Res Hall Competition is going on through the week," said Andrea Norris, the outreach coordinator for Campus Recycling. "It seems to be going pretty well. It improved a lot from week one to week two, so there seems to be a pretty good awareness of what's going on."
Currently McNary Hall is ahead with 2.6 pounds per capita of recycling. Each hall has an "Eco Warrior," who is that hall's contact for the challenge. Sackett Hall's Eco Warrior is holding a competition for who can make the best sculpture out of recycling.
Many events are still coming up, the details of which can be found online at recycle.oregonstate.edu. One of these events is new not only to OSU, but for all of RecycleMania.
This is the E-Waste Collection, where students and staff can recycle their old electronics. "Since it's new, there are fewer universities competing," Norris said. "So we can do well in it on a national level."
Today and tomorrow, there will be a clothes swap at the Women's Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Next Tuesday at the MU Quad steps from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Dumpster Audit.
"We get a big dumpster and pull everything out of it to see what should have been recycled," Norris said.
There will also be a Reusable Coffee Mug Swap-Out on March 6 and 7, where people with disposable coffee cups can get a reusable one on the spot. The location for this will be determined promptly.
Gwen Shaw, staff reporter