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by Jordan Dashow

Last Tuesday night, Tufts University was recognized at MassRecycle’s 17th Annual Recycling Awards Ceremony, receiving the Silver Institution Recycling Award. MassRecycle’s awards recognize “the outstanding achievements by individuals, public servants, municipalities, businesses and organizations in promoting recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”


Dawn Quirk and Betsy Isenstein receive the Silver Institution Recycling Award on behalf of Tufts

The Awards Ceremony, which was held at InterContinental Boston—a previous award winner—celebrated the various recycling efforts throughout Massachusetts. The Ceremony also included two new awards: the Public Servant Award, which recognizes a politician, regulator or municipal staff for his/her outstanding recycling and waste reduction work, and the People’s Choice Award, which allows the public-at-large to vote via MassRecycle’s Facebook page for their favorite nominee.


This was Tufts’ first nomination for a MassRecycle award and we faced fierce competition against Harvard and Clark University. We want to thank all the custodial workers from UGL who are instrumental in keeping our recycling and waste reduction program operating, as well as Betsy Isenstein, Dawn Quirk, and Jesse Carreiro. In addition, congratulations to Rob Gogan and the Harvard team for coming in first place!