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Sustainability At RIT

RecycleMania

Recyclemania is a 10-week nationwide competition between colleges and universities to promote waste reduction and recycling activities to their campus communities. Schools report recycling and trash data which are ranked according to various categories.

To learn more about RecycleMania visit http://www.recyclemania.org

RecycleMania 2012 Results

RecycleMania 2012The 2012 RecycleMania Tournament included a new category of Electronics Recycling in which RIT participated. This year RIT has significantly reduced the amount of materials overall consumed.
Category Ranking Competitors Value  
Grand Champion 48 265 42.79% Recycling Rate
Gorillia Prize 32 296 482600 LBS Total Recycled
Per Capita Classic 17 339 28.97 LBS Recycled / Person
Waste Minimization 149 179 67.71 LBS Consumed / Person
Electronics Recycling 23 72 15161 LBS Total Recycled

 

Previous Years

RecycleMania 2011 Results

RecycleMania 2011The 2011 RecyleMania Tournament proved to be a success when RIT reached its highest recycling rate yet: 43.52%! With addional schools joining in, RIT stays in the top 20 for two categories: Gorilla Prize and the Per Capita Classic.
Category Ranking Competitors Value  
Grand Champion 42 288 43.52% Recycling Rate
Gorillia Prize 20 363 520140 LBS Total Recycled
Per Capita Classic 20 363 32.25 LBS Recycled / Person
Waste Minimization 152 180 74.11 LBS Consumed / Person
Paper 5 226 19.52 LBS Recycled / Person
Cardboard 23 231 10.12 LBS Recycled / Person
Bottles & Cans 21 219 4.53 LBS Recycled / Person
In 2011 RIT recycled the most out of the schools in New York!

RecycleMania 2010 Results

RecycleMania 2010The 2010 RecyleMania Tournament included an additional 47 schools in the competition. Nevertheless, RIT placed in the top 20 in two categories: the Gorilla Prize and the Per Capita Classic.
Category Ranking Competitors Value  
Grand Champion 62 267 34.61% Recycling Rate
Gorillia Prize 17 346 576,868 LBS Total Recycled
Per Capita Classic 17 346 34.51 LBS Recycled / Person
Waste Minimization 183 188 99.71 LBS Consumed / Person

RecycleMania 2009 Results

RecycleMania 2009The 2009 RecyleMania Tournament included an additional 118 schools and determined that RIT remained in the Top 10 for two of the categories: the Gorilla Prize and the Per Capita Classic.
Category Ranking Competitors Value  
Grand Champion 37 206 38.33% Recycling Rate
Gorillia Prize 8 293 690,813 LBS Total Recycled
Per Capita Classic 5 293 47.52 LBS Recycled / Person
Waste Minimization 146 148 124 LBS Consumed / Person

RecycleMania 2008 Results

RecycleMania 2008The 2008 RecyleMania Tournament determined that RIT was in the top 10 for two categories: Gorilla Prize & Per Capita Classic! Also, in the top 20 for the Grand Championship! This is a great victory for RIT since it is its first year in the competition!
Category Ranking Competitors Value  
Grand Champion 13 88 38.6% Recycling Rate
Gorillia Prize 9 200 789,853 LBS Total Recycled
Per Capita Classic 4 180 55.51 LBS Recycled / Person
Waste Minimization 86 95 143.82 LBS Consumed / Person