The Catholic University of America

Feb. 18, 2015

RecycleMania Underway with New Rewards at CUA

  Refuse bins in the Edward J. Pryzybla University Center offer the community the opportunity to participate in composting and recycling efforts.

The Catholic University of America is one of close to 400 universities participating in the annual RecycleMania competition. The eight-week competition runs through March 28. Competitors report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis.

To help the University’s rankings, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to place all recyclable materials in recycle bins on campus. For more information, visit

To further encourage sustainable activities on campus, Dining Services suggests students use reusable to-go containers in the student restaurant and refillable mugs at Starbucks in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. A punch card is available, and every time someone uses a refillable container, their card will be punched. Fifteen punches received between Feb. 16 and March 27 will earn a $5 Starbucks gift card. In addition, anyone using a reusable mug at Starbucks receives $1 off their order.

At the end of week one, CUA ranked 87 among the 174 schools in the competition division. To view results, visit


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