COLUMBIA — MU spent the past eight weeks competing in RecycleMania, a competition consisting of more than 500 universities attempting to recycle as much waste as possible.
The university placed 26th out of 256 schools in the main competition category. MU more than doubled its weekly recycling rate to more than 50 percent and recycled about 40,000 more pounds of waste than in last year’s competition.
MU’s sister school and last year's winner, University of Missouri-Kansas City, placed second. Overall, MU recycled the equivalent of 14.34 pounds per person during the eight weeks.