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Chico State fares well in recycling competition

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Students at Chico State went crazy (in a good way) during a recent contest aimed at promoting recycling.

RecycleMania 2009, an international competition, included more than 500 universities. The goal of the 10-week program is to provide campus communities with fun challenges in waste reduction, while promoting consumption-reduction among students.

In the Grand Champion division, Chico State ranked 35th nationally and seventh in the state for having a cumulative recycling rate of 39.61 percent. Meanwhile, the university ranked second in state and eighth nationally in the Waste Minimization category by producing only 14.20 pounds of waste per person.

Chico State’s Associated Students Recycling Program is operated entirely by students. While competitions such as RecycleMania help highlight the cause, AS works hard to promote recycling, reusing and reducing throughout the year.