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RecycleMania 2015: February 1 – March 28

What is RecycleMania?

RM logoThe Catholic University of America is one of close to 400 universities participating in the annual RecycleMania competition. The eight-week competition runs through March 28. Competitors report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis. To help the University’s rankings, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to place all recyclable materials in recycle bins on campus.

You can win Starbucks gift cards

To further encourage sustainable activities on campus, Dining Services suggests students use reusable to-go containers in the student restaurant and refillable mugs at Starbucks in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. A punch card is available, and every time someone uses a refillable container, their card will be punched. Fifteen punches received between Feb. 16 and March 27 will earn a $5 Starbucks gift card. In addition, anyone using a reusable mug at Starbucks receives $1 off their order.

At the end of week one, CUA ranked 87 among the 174 schools in the competition division. You can view updated results on the national RecycleMania website.

What you can do

Recycle ALL paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, and all other Single Stream recyclables! Also, compost your food scraps and paper containers when in the Dining Halls and the Stamp Student Union.

Recycle EVERYWHERE ON CAMPUS and the volume will get added to our university's total.

> Learn more about what you can recycle on campus

> Visit the National RecycleMania website


Sculpture Contest

CUA is challenging students to reuse recyclable materials to create artistic and innovative sculptures and art pieces in the University‘s first ever Recyclemania Sclupture Contest. First, second and third place awards will be given out as well has having the sculptures on display at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2015. Show us what you can create and sign up today!

> See Sculpture Contest Rules