Tag: 2020. sustainability


Macalester places fourth in RecycleMania

Macalester has placed fourth in this year’s RecycleMania, the annual challenge that compares the percentage of waste diverted from landfills to composting or recycling facilities at over 150 schools across the nation. The fourth-place ranking, achieved by diverting 79 percent of the college’s waste, is the best that Macalester has ever earned during its years…


Compost, campus culture: What’s the next step for Zero Waste by 2020?

In 1970, Macalester students took responsible waste disposal into their own hands and initiated a grassroots recycling program. Students sustained the service until Facilities took over in 1986. The recycling effort marked the first commitment in the Macalester community to reducing the waste destined for a landfill or incinerator. Today, with the recent addition of…