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RecycleMania: Our Colleges Are Crazy-Good at it

This article appeared in a 2015 issue of the student newsletter.

North Lake College took home the top prize nationally in the waste minimization category of the 2015 RecycleMania Tournament. Waste minimization is the least overall waste per person. NLC's per-person amount was 3.3 pounds. The win marks North Lake's fifth national championship in waste minimization.

Other colleges that participated in RecycleMania also did well:

  1. Cedar Valley College placed 15th in the waste minimization category with 15.124 pounds per capita
  2. Eastfield College placed fourth in the waste minimization category with 3.290 pounds per capita
  3. Mountain View College placed eighth in the waste minimization category with 9.294 pounds per capita
  4. Richland College placed fifth in the grand champion category with 80.316% recycling rate. RLC placed 17th in the waste minimization category with 17.386 pounds per capita. Richland was 13th in the paper recycling category with 11.396 pounds per capita.

    Almost 400 colleges and universities competed in RecycleMania this year. Schools are ranked according to how much recycling, trash and food waste they collect over two months.