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News and Events

RecycleMania recyclemania logo  

February 2 – March 29, 2014
VMI participates in the annual RecycleMania tournament, a friendly intercollegiate competition to reduce waste and increase diversion of resources.

2014 Results:
• 17.4% overall recycling rate
• 24th in Cardboard (out of 365 National schools)
• 11,062 lbs of electronics collected


  Gameday Challenge gameday_logo_2013

November 9, 2013

VMI was “greening the gridiron” during the home game on November 9. The Gameay Challenge is a national competition among colleges and universities to divert as much as possible from landfill waste. 

2013 Results:
•    Per Capita Organics: 0.084 lbs composted per person (9th out of 29 schools)
•    Per Capita Recycling: 0.183 lbs recycled per person (29th out of 67 schools)
•    Per Capita Waste: 0.301 lbs of total waste per person (20th out of 62 schools)
•    Diversion Rate: 61% of waste was recycled (23rd out of 61 schools)



American Recycles Day  

November, 2012
VMI persuaded hundreds of cadets, faculty, staff, and friends to take the pledge to learn something new about recycling, or to recycle one new material.  



Did you know?

Here are some noteworthy links:

Americans Struggle to Recycle Outside the Kitchen - find out why

Video: Plastic Oceans

 8 Things Made from Recycled Plastic

How Plastic Bags Get Recycled

Reuse, Recycle = Virginia Jobs - A Local Success Story