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PLU named leader in recycling

April 23, 2012

PLU named leader in recycling

By Katie Scaff ’13

PLU is a leader in recycling among colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada that participated in the international RecycleMania competition.

PLU ranked second in Washington and 15th out of the 605 colleges for recycling efforts in the 2012 competition with a recycling rate of 58.7 percent.

RecycleMania coordinator and sustainability technician Princess Reese credits this year’s success in part to their efforts to educate students on how to be more sustainable.

“This year we really put a lot more energy and resources into advertising for RecycleMania,” Reese said.

Reese is one of about two-dozen student sustainability technicians within the Sustainability Department who sorts through PLU’s recycling before it is taken away.