Loyola Marymount University Recycles More per Student than any of Nearly 400 Colleges and Universities Participating in the 2015 National RecycleMania Competition

Apr 21, 2015 11:00 AM ET

Original article on Waste360

Universities Recycle 80 Million Pounds in 2015 RecycleMania

With nearly 400 colleges and universities engaging 4.5 million students, the 2015 RecycleMania Competition recycled or composted more than 80 million pounds of organic and non-organic products. Loyola Marymount University (LMU) won the competition's Per Capita Classic (total pounds of recyclables per person) at 73.9 pounds. The LMU Hospitality team lead by Sodexo engaged student employees who actively participated in joint efforts with supply partners like Coca-Cola, where recycling tables were setup around campus to raise awareness and collect cans and bottles.

"We invest time and resources to understand the unique challenges of our partner organizations, which includes improving the performance of communities where we live, work and serve," said Jason Adams, district manager, Sodexo. "The City of Los Angeles tops the list of the country's ten largest cities with the highest recycling rate -- more than 76 percent. Sodexo's work at LMU helps encourage and empower students to carry that forward to an end goal of zero waste."

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