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UNC Recycling has added #2 and #5 plastic tubs and cups and lab plastics (marked #1, #2, #5 and #6) to items that can be recycled.

They can be included in the bottles and cans recycling bins. Also, all recyclable paper now can be placed in mixed paper bins.

The University is participating in RecycleMania 2012, a 10-week competition among more than 400 college recycling programs in the United States and Canada. The competition began in 2001, with Carolina joining in 2006. This year’s competition kicked off Jan. 22.

The goal is to increase campus recycling, raise awareness of the issue and reduce overall waste. Last year, the University placed 25th among the 361 schools competing in the Gorilla Prize category for the highest gross tonnage of recyclables.

Visit the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling’s website for more information.