Seattle University joined more than 3.4 million college students and staff across the country in a competition to reduce the campus waste footprint through minimization efforts by donating, composting and recycling more than 29.4 million pounds of waste. As a result, collectively, we have kept more than 200 million single-use plastic containers out of landfills and prevented the release of 29,108 metric tons equivalent of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, equal to avoiding the annual emissions from 6,128 cars.
For more details about the 2023 CR2ZW Competition, its categories, and the winners, please visit the 2023 Scoreboard.
Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly Recyclemania) is an 8-week recycling competition happening January 29th through March 25th between colleges and universities across North America. Colleges and Universities compete to see how well they are doing in their waste reduction efforts and gauge how they compare to other institutions!
We will post our weekly ranking on this page, so STAY TUNED for competition updates!
When: January 30th - February 3rd
Where: C-Street Market
Description: Learn about the CR2ZW Competition, SU’s recycling programs, our zero waste goals and more!
When: Wednesday, March 1st, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Where: Library Plaza
Description: Come watch SU’s recycling team audit our recycling stream and see how much recyclable material SU generates in 1 day.
When: Wednesday, March 8th, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Where: Bellarmine Turn-around (between Bellarmine Hall and Sullivan Hall)
Description: THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY RECYCLING DAY IS BACK… after some years on “pause” due to COVID. Have too much "stuff" at home? Get your spring cleaning done early and bring in your dorm, home, or office recyclables to SU’s Community Recycling Day for FREE recycling and donation! For a full list of accepted items, see here. Volunteers will help unload heavy items.
Visit the official Campus Race to Zero Waste website at https://campusracetozerowaste.org/.
Questions about SU’s Recycling Department and the programs we offer? Email Nathan Wolk or visit https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/campus-sustainability/compost--recycling/
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: