Recycling events concluded with impressive results


Results are in for a trio of recent campus recycling events, all of which support Radford University's participation in RecycleMania 2015.

RU Recycling held its second annual GreekMania event March 24-27. The triathlon-themed competition pitted campus Greek organizations against one another to determine which organization had the most recyclables in number and weight.

The top three contributors, in no particular order, were Alpha Chi Rho, Fraternal Values Society and Phi Kappa Phi. The winner will be announced at the Greek Life Awards April 24.

Mixed containers, mixed papers and cardboard were collected during the event.

RU Recycling held its second annual Office Clean-out competition March 17-20. Martin/Preston Hall won the event with an impressive 5.988 pounds of recyclables per office space.

All university academic buildings competed in the annual event to determine which could clear out the most recyclable materials. To ensure competitive fairness, RU Recycling averaged the weight of recyclables per office.

Following a few postponements because of inclement weather, the popular campus Shred-A-Thon event took place March 26. A total of 284 boxes collected resulted in 8,420 pounds of papers being shredded during the event, said RU Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna.

The top three contributors to Shred-A-Thon were RU Bookstore with 57 boxes, Accounting Services with 29 boxes and the Radford University Police Department with 25 boxes.

All three events served to boost Radford's efforts in RecycleMania, a friendly competition among North American colleges and universities that benchmarks recycling programs and promotes waste reduction activities. RecycleMania concluded March 28. Final results will be announced in mid-April.

"Thanks to everyone who participated in the second annual recycling events," Muddanna said. "We definitely have seen an increase in the recycling rate this year."

To learn more about RU Recycling, contact Muddanna at or 831-7207.

Apr 8, 2015