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903 Tons of CO2 Reduction

Recyclemania Trophy Award 2001We are passionate about our work to remove solid waste generated at UMass Amherst in the least harmful way to the natural environment, the University community and the public. In fact, UMass Amherst won third place for Food Service Organics in the RecycleMania Tournament, which promotes waste reduction through friendly competition between colleges and universities.

In 2016 over the course of eight weeks the University tracked and weighed its bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, trash and food waste—with the final recovery total for recyclables and compostables representing 903 metric tons of CO2 reduction.

Join us in reducing, reusing and recycling waste on campus. Contact us at (413) 545-9615 if you are interested in participating.