RecycleMania: College Recycling Competition

RecycleMania, a recycling competition for colleges and universities, lets your school to get recognized for the amount of recyclables collected – including plastic film!

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs that occurs every spring. Schools collect and track the amount of recycling and trash generated for eight weeks and, at the end of the competition, are nationally ranked against other schools in various categories based on who recycles the most. Plastic film is one of the materials tracked as part of RecycleMania. Collecting plastic film, along with other recyclable materials, can help improve your school’s overall rankings in the competition.

RecycleMania is a program of Keep America Beautiful.

COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling

NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.

Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.

Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.

As always, please follow the direction of your local and state public health officials, and do not shop or take anything to a store/drop-off if there’s reason to suspect anyone in your household has been exposed to the coronavirus. If you do shop, please take appropriate steps to help protect store employees so they can continue to provide essential products during this crisis.

Thank you for your support of plastic film recycling. Recycling contributes to sustainability and provides valuable materials for American manufacturers, so we encourage you to continue recycling when and where possible.

Be safe.

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