According to a press release from Webster University Sustainability, Webster will be participating “in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament at competition level” from Feb. 2 to March 31. RecycleMania is an eight week competition for “more than 600 colleges and universities” to reuse and recycle the most material on their campus. This is Webster’s third time participating in the competition and the first time they will compete in the Waste Minimization category. Their focus will be to reduce consumption on campus.
Webster University Sustainability will be supporting two major initiatives: “Get Caught Green Handed” and “Paper Purge.” Students, faculty and staff who are seen recycling or participating in any eco-friendly activity will be “caught green handed.” Prizes will be awarded to those who get “caught.”
The “Paper Purge” will be held during the first and second week of March and is for Webster staff and faculty to recycle any paper products and cut back on waste. On-site shredding will be available March 7 and 14. Offices and departments can request extra recycling bins through the Facilities and Maintenance work order system. Those who participate will also receive a prize.
The Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) will be recycling electronics for Webster students, faculty, staff and the Webster Groves community, free of charge. This event will be held on March 6 in Lot O from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The release also said “all recycling bins on Webster University’s campus are single stream, including the outdoor solar compactor recycling bins, and accept aluminum, glass, paper, plastics #1-7, and tin-steel. Electronics recycling and plastic bag recycling are available in special locations on campus.”