Formerly known as Recyclemania, "CAMPUS RACE TO ZERO WASTE" (January 31-March 27, 2021), is an 8-week long competition between colleges across the U.S. and Canada to reduce waste and engage campus communities in waste minimization efforts. Each week colleges will track the amount of their institutions’ recycling, composting, and trash,and then be ranked in different categories based on how well and how much they minimize waste and divert from the landfill! Last year, SU took sixth place out of 145 schools across North America in the waste diversion category. Follow our weekly performance during the 2021 competition HERE on this page. We will post our weekly ranking on this page, so STAY TUNED for competition updates!
Small lifestyle changes not only reduce the waste you produce, but also encourage others to do the same! Here are some tangible ways to make a difference:
Visit the Official Campus Race to Zero Waste website at https://recyclemania.org/
Seattle University took sixth place out of 145 schools across North America in the waste diversion category of the RecycleMania 2020 competition. Normally an eight-week competition through which colleges and universities closely track and compare their recycling and composting rates, RecycleMania 2020 took place over five weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When all was said and done, SU comfortably met its goal of finishing in the top 10 nationally and was #1 in Washington state. The university’s final diversion rate (recycling plus composting) of 69.5 percent was a vast improvement over last year’s performance of 56.4 percent. We hope to improve even more in following years to reach our goal of diverting 90% of waste by 2025. SEE THE FINAL PRESS RELEASE FOR RECYCLEMANIA 2020 HERE.
Spread the word: use the following media kit materials and hang them around in your office, SU kitchen, dorms, bulletin boards... and send on to everyone you know: