UT Hosts Recyclympics to Encourage Recycling

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Recyclympics promotes UT's participation in RecycleMania, in which colleges across the nation and Canada are ranked in an eight-week competition based on the amount of recycling and trash collected each week.

UT is battling the University of Florida Gators for the third year in a row to see who can recycle the most. The latest tally shows the Volunteers have recycled 108,520 pounds of waste to the Gators' 277,489.

In the spirit of friendly competition and going green, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting Recyclympics. Faculty, staff and students will compete in six Olympic-style recycling-themed events and win prizes. Crowd-pleasing favorites include the phone book shot put, plastic bottle free throw, and bottle-cap-in-a-haystack.

The Recyclympics is the Vols' chance to boost excitement about recycling and improve UT's standings before RecycleMania ends on March 27.

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