Get geared up for RecycleMania: Battle of the Buildings!
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RecycleMania 2015 is a 10-week, nationwide waste reduction and recycling competition that begins on January 18th and ends March 28th. Last year, over 461 colleges and university across the United States and Canada competed, composting and recycling a total sum of 85.6 million pounds. There are many different awards won by a number of schools, including a grand champion which has the highest diversion rate, per capita classic, which is the pounds of total waste per capita, waste minimization, which is the lbs. total waste per capita, and gorilla, the total recycling weight. Those are the four categories in which U-M Ann Arbor will be competing. Last year, Antioch University, a private liberal arts university in Seattle, won the grand champion prize with a 93.1% recycling rate. This year marks the tenth year of the University of Michigan participating in RecycleMania.
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