RecycleMania week five: keeping the lead

At the five-week mark of RecycleMania, the University of Washington continues to lead the Pac-12 in the recycling competition.

The UW's Seattle campus is well ahead of the other Pac-12 schools and is in 31st place out of the 178 schools competing. UW Bothell is doing even better, in 26th place. According to RecycleMania, UW Seattle has recycled more than four pounds of material for every person on campus - a total of nearly 500,000 pounds recycled. 

Tote Bag or No Bag at District Market

As a freshman living on West Campus, when Nola Peshkin stopped by District Market to pick up food or other items she was often surprised by the behavior of her fellow shoppers.

"Growing up my family was really adamant about always bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, but when I came to UW I was just really surprised and disappointed in the number of people who would use paper bags when it didn't seem necessary," Peshkin said.

#sustainableUW at Dawg Daze

There are many ways to learn more about sustainability efforts at the University of Washington during Dawg Daze. UW Sustainability staff and students will be on Red Square along with UW Recycling during the Student Activities Fair on Red Square on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 28-29). Find us under the UW Recycling tent in front of Gerbderding Hall - we’ll be there to answer your questions and chat all things sustainable, whether it’s learning how to properly recycle and compost or finding a student group to get involved with.