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LIU Post Seeks to Increase Recycling Efforts During 2013 RecycleMania Tournament


Stephanie Koithan,Internal Communications Coordinator
LIU Post, Long Island University

LIU Post RecycleManiaFor the second year in a row, LIU Post is competing in the RecycleMania Tournament.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.

LIU Post's 2013 RecycleMania Tournament begins on February 3. "We hope to improve upon our standings from last year," said William Achnitz, LIU Post Graduate Assistant for Sustainability. During the 2012 RecycleMania Tournament, LIU Post recycled 41,260 pounds of recyclable materials.

"Students can help us increase that number by recycling as much as they possibly can throughout the upcoming 8-week competition," said Achnitz. Recyclable materials include cardboard, paper, plastics, bottles, and cans.

To learn more about the recycling program on campus, visit the LIU Post Sustainability website at Weekly RecycleMania rankings will be updated on the website, enabling community members to check back frequently to see how LIU Post is progressing throughout the tournament.

To get involved in campus recycling and sustainability efforts, contact William Achnitz, the Graduate Assistant for Sustainability, at 516-299-2623 or via email at

Posted 02/05/2013

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