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Throwback - Don't Throw Away!

BHSU is participating in Recycle Mania again in 2015! The competition takes place all February and March! Our basketball Throwback- Don't Throw Away was February 13, 2015!

Here's how we did this year! We beat our diversion rate from 2014!

Material   Weight (lbs)
Plastic and Cans  83
Compost 81
 Cardboard  21
 Trash (landfill)  27

 

87% of the trash was diverted from the landfill! We will see our results compared to other universities at the end of Recycle Mania in April! BHSU collects more than 200 pounds of waste during Recycle Mania event

2015 Results are in!
Diversion rate - 3rd place - 87.264%
Food Organics - 5th place - 0.109 lbs/person
Per Capita Recycling - 9th place - 0.248 lbs/person
Waste Generation - 12th place - 0.285 lbs/person


2014's event
Per Capita: 0.279 lbs/ person - Rank #3

Diversion Rate: 77.538%  - Rank #6

Least Amount of Waste Generation: 0.417 lbs/ person - Rank #18
Food Organics: 0.044 lbs/person - Rank #9

 


BHSU Students Collect Recycling
BHSU students Samantha Starkey, exercise science major from Lusk, Wyo., and Brady Licht, English education major from Rapid City, guided people with trash collection and then sorted and weighed the waste at the end of the two games.

Material  Weight (lbs)
 Bottles and Cans 133
Cardboard  31
 Other Mixed Recycleables 54
Compost 34
Trash 73

BHSU diverted 77.5% of the 325 lbs of waste collected from the landfill!