Paper Purge Party News

UT Recycling to Hold Paper Purge Party

Each day of spring break, from March 19 to 23, UT Recycling will host the annual Paper Purge Party. UT Recycling will be going around campus, building by building, collecting as much non-confidential, recyclable paper from UT faculty and staff members as possible.

WBIR Newsmaker: Environmental Coordinator Jay Price and Student Maria Rosales

UT Knoxville Environmental Coordinator Jay Price and senior Maria Rosales were interviewed by WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit about the ongoing efforts of RecycleMania, an eight-week competition among more than 630 college and university recycling programs that kicked off on Feb. 6. Price and Rosales discussed efforts such as recycling shoes at basketball games and the Paper Purge party, where everyone on campus was invited to get rid of their unwanted paper.

Building Schedule for Paper Purge Party

Next week the Paper Purge Party Crew will make the rounds on campus in an effort to top the more than 63,060 pounds of cardboard, paper, plastic and cans recycled on campus last year during RecycleMania. RecycleMania is an eight-week competition among more than 630 college and university recycling programs across the country representing 6 million students and more than 1.5 million staff and faculty.