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U.Va. Cited For Environmental Excellence In Its Recycling Efforts

February 15, 2001-- The University of Virginia’s Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources was awarded the Virginia Recycling Association’s annual Environmental Excellence Award for an institutional recycling program.

The award was presented to Vice President for Management and Budget Colette Sheehy on Feb. 7. Selection committee members cited U.Va.’s organized recordkeeping, informational CD-ROM given to all students and innovative approach to recycling in the University community. They also cited the recycling team’s slogan, "…there are better places for education dollars than filling a hole in the ground."

U.Va.’s conservation initiatives have also received national attention. Last October, the White House Task Force on Recycling commended the University for its leadership role in promoting recycling in the community. In 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named U.Va. to its Honor Society for achievements in the Energy Star Building Partnership, a voluntary energy conservation program.

"We make it easy to recycle," said Sonny Beale, operations manager for the Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources. "Staff, students and faculty agree that it’s easier to recycle than to throw recyclables into the trash because we’ve done our homework and placed containers strategically."

Last year, 110 tons of glass, aluminum and plastic containers and 1,705 tons of paper were part of the 5,700 total tons of materials recycled at U.Va.

Contact: Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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