Colleges Here and Abroad Take Part in RecycleMania

January 25, 2010

Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio -- Penn is one of more than 400 colleges and universities competing over trash.

''Recyclemania'' is a friendly competition designed to increase awareness and participation in recycling efforts on campus. The 10-week competition looks at how much recycling is done and the success each school's programs.

Anne Papageorge, vice president of facilities and real estate services at the University of Pennsylvania says you can't talk about the issue too many times:

"You'd be surprised how many people don't recycle. It's not convenient, they just don't think about it. Our goal is to make it the default behavior."

Penn has a five-year goal to increase the rate of recycling to 40 percent.

''Recyclemania'' ends March 28th and schools will find out which ones are really trash talking

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