RecycleMania Tournament 2012

Congratulations to Brooklyn, the Berkeley College RecycleMania Tournament Champion for Waste Reduction, and to White Plains, the Berkeley College RecycleMania Tournament Champion for Most Recycling!

Berkeley College GreenPath Award

Berkeley College students, staff, and faculty joined more than 500 colleges across the country to reduce waste and increase recycling in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, held February 5 - March 31, 2012. According to RecycleMania organizers, "this year, 92 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials were recovered, which prevented the release of nearly 150,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E). This reduction in greenhouse gases is equivalent to the annual emissions from more than 25,840 passenger cars; electricity use of more than nearly 16, 406 homes; or the burning of nearly 705 railcars' worth of coal."

Berkeley's waste reduction and recycling measurements for each location were combined and reported weekly to RecycleMania. Berkeley College focused efforts this year on reducing overall materials bought, used, or consumed. For example, instead of purchasing bottled water, students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles, which can be filled at the filtered water stations found at each Berkeley location.

Recycling statistics for each location are posted below. Check out the Berkeley College Facebook page for "RecycleManiac" photos.

Thanks to the entire Berkeley College community for participating in RecycleMania 2012 by recycling and reducing waste.

2012 Berkeley RecycleMania Statistics

The following statistics indicate estimated pounds of each item collected weekly at each location.

 

Newark 

Woodbridge

Brooklyn

NYC

Paramus

Woodland Park

White Plains

Total 

Week 1 

Comingled

 500

 600

 100

 NA

 NA

 300

 77

 1577

Cardboard

 350

 626

 186

 NA

 NA

 2224

 32

 3418

Trash

 630

 1620

 150

 9720

 1440

 2160

 3780

 19350

                 
Week 2 

Comingled

 800

 900

 0

 NA

 NA

 300

 107

 2107

Cardboard

 973

 209

 70

 NA

NA 

 834

 32

 2118

Trash

 720

 810

 192

 9900

 1080

 720

 4590

 18012

                 
 Week 3

Comingled

 700

 1080

 34

 NA

 NA

 150

 87

2051

Cardboard

 834

 1440

 70

 NA

NA

 1390

 45

 3779

Trash

 585

 1080

 169

 9900

 1260

 2970

 4320

 20284

Week 4

Comingled

700

900

200

NA

NA

300

43

2143

Cardboard

556

1459

135

NA

NA

1390

125

3665

Trash

540

945

195

9540

1260

1980

3780

18240

                 
Week 5

Comingled

600

450

280

NA

NA

200

96

1626

Cardboard

487

834

362

NA

NA

834

117

2634

Trash

585

405

144

9810

1260

2880

4590

19674

                 
Week 6

Comingled

900

850

100

NA

NA

200

240

2290

Cardboard

695

1668

278

NA

NA

1668

318

4627

Trash

360

1080

90

8460

1080

2520

4320

17910

Week 7

Comingled

1000

450

200

NA

NA

400

173

2223

Cardboard

626

1251

278

NA

NA

834

60

3049

Trash

360

1080

157

8280

1080

3420

4320

18697

Week 8

Comingled

1000

600

125

NA

NA

306

173

2204

Cardboard

695

626

87

NA

NA

112

90

1610

Trash

360

540

56

7560

1080

1440

4590

15626

Week 9

Comingled

900

675

25

NA

NA

306

173

2079

Cardboard

765

834

174

NA

NA

1112

90

2975

Trash

405

675

90

7560

1080

1440

4590

15840

 

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