UT Recycling News

UT to Host Campus Bagless Day during Earth Month

UT’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

Help UT Claim Victory in RecycleMania Competition

For the eleventh consecutive year, UT is competing in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament. Approximately 400 schools compete each spring to see who can produce the least amount of waste as well as recycle and compost the most.

UT Recycling to Hold Paper Purge Party March 9-13

Is your office cluttered with old papers, books, and files? UT Recycling would like to take these and other paper recyclables off your hands. Beginning March 9, UT Recycling will hold its annual weeklong Paper Purge Party.

UT Places Second Nationally in GameDay Recycling Challenge

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In addition to a bowl game win, UT finished the season ranked second nationally in the “Total Recycling” category of the 2014 national GameDay Recycling Challenge. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a competition that invites universities nationwide to see which can produce the least amount of waste on campus during football games.

UT Recycling Opens New Public Drop-off Site

UT Recycling has opened the only officially designated public recycling drop-off site on campus. UT students, faculty, and staff are invited to drop off their recyclable materials at Dock 25 of the Fleming Warehouse, 2121 Stephenson Drive.

UT to Celebrate Sustainability Day October 23

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On October 23, the campus will celebrate Sustainability Day, a showcase of the sustainable initiatives taking place in and around campus and the Knoxville community.

UT Donates More Than 600 Pounds of Food

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Steps are being taken to reduce food waste at Neyland Stadium while helping those in need throughout the Knoxville community. UT Recycling, in partnership with the UT Food Recovery Network and ARAMARK, donated 606 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank after the last home football game of the season.

UT Recycles 111,487 Pounds of Material in 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge

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UT fans recycled their way to second place in the Southeastern Conference in the Game Day Recycling Challenge, a friendly recycling competition among US colleges and universities. UT Recycling took on the challenge to increase recycling and composting at football games, to shrink its environmental footprint, and to broaden sustainability efforts.