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FSU Ranks High in Annual RecycleMania Tournament

Frostburg State University came in among the top fifth of the 273 college campuses that participated in the 2013 RecycleMania Tournament, ranking 58th overall. More than 110,000 pounds of waste were recycled from FSU during this tournament.

FSU ranked above most Maryland colleges and universities, including UMBC, Towson University, Johns Hopkins, Morgan State University and University of Maryland-College Park. In Maryland, the only school that ranked higher than FSU was Harford Community College.

As in the past, FSU has done well in this competition while demonstrating care for the environment. This year FSU placed 12th for paper recycled, 35th for bottles and cans recycled and 66th for the per capita classic (the combined weight of the recyclables divided by the campus population).

RecycleMania is an eight-week challenge that ignites college rivalries, rallying students, faculty and staff to increase on-campus recycling rates beyond their collegiate competitors. As a part of its pledge to ACUPCC, FSU participates annually in the Waste Minimization component of the RecycleMania competition. In addition, FSU is committed to three waste reduction measures: establishing and continually improving the campus recycling program, replacing the promotion of paper products with online alternatives and creating and promoting a system to report wasteful practices and offer suggestions for waste reduction.

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