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Lasell Ranks 4th Among Massachusetts Schools in National Recyclemania Competition

April 20, 2011

In only its second year of participation, Lasell topped other Massachusetts schools including M.I.T and Tufts University to be ranked fourth among schools in the state in the Recyclemania competition.

Recyclemania is a national recycling competition for colleges and universities that runs from February through late March helping schools calculate total recycling amounts as part of the competition.

Lasell's recycling rate during this year's competition rose to 39.90%, up from 22 % last year.

"We did great! We have improved our recycling rate and helped the environment, that's what counts, said Marc Fournier, Assistant Director of Plant Operations and Sustainability for the College

In order to compete in Recyclemania, the College must count the bags of trash/recycling, estimate the weight of recyclables and convert this number to tonnage. Two Eco-Reps from the Center for Community Based Learning coordinated events, organized, monitored and calculated the totals reported to the Recyclemania competition.

To simplify the recycling process this year, students also received white recycling buckets that they could hand carry to the- recycling rooms in their residence halls.

Below are the final results of Recyclemania in Massachusetts:

Rank School Name Cumulative Recycling rate (%)
1 Massachusetts Maritime Academy
61.78 %
2 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
61.17 %
3 Berkshire Community College
50.10 %
4 Lasell College
39.90 %
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
36.89 %
6 Tufts University
36.44 %
7 Endicott College
36.39 %
8 Suffolk University
35.13 %
9 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
34.71 %
10 Amherst College
33.06 %
11 Smith College
31.30 %
12 Harvard University
30.62 %
13 Boston College
27.21 %
14 Anna Maria College
26.39 %
15 Lesley University
23.14 %
16 Northeastern University
19.25 %
17 Bridgewater State University
18.25 %
18 Bunker Hill Community College
17.75 %
19 Babson College
16.76 %
20 Brandeis University
15.22 %
21 Bentley University
14.90 %
22 Boston University
14.78 %
23 Wentworth Institute of Technology
12.29 %
24 Assumption College
10.73 %
25 College of Our Lady of the Elms
9.43 %
26 Emmanuel College
7.20 %



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