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Recyclemania Kicks Off at Zero Waste Basketball Game

By Hannah Debelius and Ravi Raman

2017 Recylcemania at Zero waste basket ball game

Recyclemania, the annual eight-week collegiate recycling competition, is set to run this year from February 5 through April 1. The competition, designed to engage the entire campus community in recycling and waste diversion, will kick off on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Bender Arena at the annual Zero Waste Basketball Game against Boston University.

Recyclemania-related activities before, during, and after the game will include:

  • A "Zero Waste Fair" located near the student section will highlight sustainability-focused student organizations on campus. 
  • A raffle will be held to win a cornhole set. 
  • The first 200 students to arrive at the game will receive coozies made of recycled material. 
  • Two students will be selected to play “trashketball” where they will compete to sort waste and shoot basketballs. 
  • As the Zero Waste Basketball Game is also the Founder’s Day Game, the Student Government President will have a basketball shoot-out with President Kerwin. 
  • Student Sustainability Educators will conduct a waste audit of the trash generated at the game.

Tickets to the game may be purchased at aueagles.com/tickets. After selecting seats, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans may use the code ZEROWASTE17 at checkout to receive $5 off tickets.

For more information about Recyclemania, click here.

The Zero Waste Basketball Game is a partnership between Athletics, Facilities Management, and Office of Sustainability.