The teams had a total of 2 hours to decorate their totes before judging commenced. The presiding judges were recruited from housing staff, and they declared the winning team.
The Office of Sustainability provided spray paint and found-item materials (including used cd’s, stickers, broken keyboards and more) to be used by competitors to decorate their 90 gallon totes. The competing teams used a variety of materials. Everything from old discarded computer cords to candy wrappers can be seen on the decorated totes (pictured below). Each team showed discernible creativity and original design. The totes they have decorated will not only beautify the UIC campus, they will also provide even more recycling areas, as the totes will be used both decoratively and practically.
The Office of Sustainability would like to thank everyone who competed in the event, as well as everyone who made it possible.
RecycleMania has now come to an end, but we appreciate all the students and staff who made it possible and will post the results in the next two weeks when weigh-ins are complete. Stay tuned for more details on the final results of the national competition.