Thursday, March 5, 2009

English sophomore Erin Hampton does her part to help OU reach its goal of recycling 200,000 pounds of material by the end of March.

RecycleMania hits the South Oval

More than 200 students stopped by the RecycleMania booth on the South Oval Thursday to enter the 2009 sweepstakes and learn about OU’s efforts to reduce waste.

Callie Cady, marketing and public relations intern with the OU Physical Plant said one of the main reasons for the event was to educate students about what to recycle and how to do it.

“Before I started at the plant I didn’t even know where I could throw stuff away,” she said. “It’s awesome that we have so many containers on campus.”

Students can use bins around campus to recycle newspapers, cardboard, aluminum and #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastic. The recycling plant also accepts ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries and pallets.

OU's RecycleMania initiative is part of a nationwide competition among colleges and universities. To be competitive OU must recycle 200,000 lbs. of material by the end of March.

First prize in the sweepstakes drawing on March 27 will be a MC-17-150 crimson Moped, and the first runner up will receive $500 in SoonerSense.

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