Aramark and Campus Partners Recycle More Than 16.6 Million Pounds of Waste in National Competition
PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Aramark and 77 of its higher education partners recycled more than 16.6 million pounds of waste in the 2015 RecycleMania competition, an annual competition for college and university recycling programs aimed at promoting waste reduction on campuses.
Aramark, (NYSE: ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms, collaborates with its higher education clients each year as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, with waste minimization efforts being a major focus. RecyleMania provides an opportunity for Aramark and its partners to celebrate their progress in minimizing waste, and recognize the accomplishments of the colleges and universities that participate.
“RecycleMania is just one example of our environmental sustainability commitment, and our approach to providing clients with solutions that enrich and support the natural environment,” said Rita Alison, who leads environmental sustainability for Aramark’s Higher Education business. “We are proud to partner with our clients on our shared commitment to reduce waste and minimize our environmental impact.”
In 2015, nearly 400 higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada participated in RecyleMania, now in its 15th year. Over an eight-week period, the colleges and universities report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week, and are in turn ranked on various categories. With each week’s ranking, participating schools use the results to rally students and other on campus to reduce their waste and recycle more.
Recycling not only preserves natural resources but also uses less energy than creating new products from raw materials, Alison noted. According to the RecycleMania 2015 results, the 16.6 million pounds of waste recycled by Aramark campus partners has an impact comparable to taking 4,672 cars off the road.
Aramark dining and facilities management teams support their higher education clients throughout the competition, engaging students and others on campus with tools and programs that helps to increase recycling rates during RecycleMania and beyond.