UT’s recycling efforts got a big boost from the Alcoa Foundation. The foundation donated 1,584 recycling bins, valued at $5,000, which the university is deploying inside sorority houses, and inside and outside fraternity houses.
UT’s Recyclympics was featured by the Knoxville News Sentinel. In the spirit of friendly competition and going green, faculty, staff and students competed in six Olympic-style recycling-themed events to win prizes. Crowd-pleasing favorites include the phonebook shot put, plastic bottle free throw, and bottle-cap-in-a-haystack. Recyclympics promotes UT’s participation in RecycleMania, in which colleges across the
Upgrading to a new phone, but not sure what to do with your old one? Since early February, the campus has been collecting people’s personal electronic devices to be recycled. UT Recycling is accepting cell phones, small batteries, laptop batteries, personal printer and toner cartridges, calculators, MP3 players, CDs and DVDs, power cords, and accessory