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by Dawn Quirk

If you pride yourself in being an active citizen both on the Tufts campus and beyond, then you will want to participate in RecycleMania. RecycleMania is a national competition between hundreds of colleges and universities, the goal being to determine which institution has the highest recycling rate. This competition is meant to promote waste reduction and good recycling practices on college campuses all over the United States.

In addition to the national competition, Tufts also holds its own inter-campus recycling competition between all dormitories and university-owned houses. Dorms are graded based on how many or few recyclables are found in the trash (rather than in the recycling bins). Dorms are given overall grades as well as grades by floor in order to highlight where improvements could be made to recycling efforts. To see the on-campus preliminary and final grades for this semester (Spring ’11), click the link below.[qa cat=”final-scores”]


If all Tufts students were to embrace recycling on campus, then Tufts could have a chance at winning the national competition. Be on the lookout for the results of the preliminary grading stage of the Tufts recycling competition, which should be published soon. For a peek at last year’s RecycleMania process at Tufts, check out this film created by Catherine Nakajima (LA ’12).