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SBU Placed No. 1 for E-waste in 2020 RecycleMania Competition


This year 300 U.S. and Canadian college campuses participated in the annual RecycleMania competition. The official results are in, and Stony Brook University is the top-ranked campus for Electronics: Total Pounds Recycled in the 2020 RecycleMania competition. Stony Brook recycled a total of 112,506 tons of E-waste, which was nearly twice the amount recycled by the team that placed second in the category. 

RecyclemaniaRecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste-reduction activities to their campus communities. During an eight-week period each spring, colleges report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most.  

RecycleMania 2020 Impact

  • 48.6 million pounds of waste was recycled, donated and composted.
  • 380 million plastic containers were kept out of the landfill.
  • Campuses prevented the release of 70,875 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 15,047 cars.

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