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            RecycleMania is a competition between colleges and universities to promote waste reduction activities throughout campus communities.

Eight weeks in the spring semester, 605 colleges across the nation, as well as provinces of Canada, report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week. The schools are then ranked in several different categories such as the school with the least amount of combined trash and recycling.

There are two divisions for RecycleMania; competition and benchmark division. Lansing Community College (LCC) is part of the benchmark division, which is “less formal and designed for schools wishing to participate at their own pace”.
For more about the divisions, visit:

LCC reported a total of 0.19 pounds of corrugated plastic per person after 6 weeks of the competition.

For more results, visit:

The employees at LCC’s Physical Plant are working very hard to increase student involvement in recycling efforts.

Beckie Beard, Lonnie Arens, and all the hardworking members of the Sustainability Advisory Committee recently formed a new program called “Recycle Like a Star”. The program will bring awareness to the importance of sustainability.

Through the changes in the recycling program, hopefully LCC will soon be able to participate in the competition division of the RecycleMania tournament along side Michigan State University and the University of Michigan!

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