A kickoff celebration was held Feb. 11 to mark the start of RecycleMania activities at the University of Houston.
The event, which was held in Butler Plaza, gave students the opportunity to receive a free T-shirt if they made a video pledge to reduce, reuse and recycle. There was also a blind water taste test challenge pitting water from the campus water bottle refill stations against two brands of bottled water. Students could also have fun playing games.
The fountain in Butler Plaza was also filled with plastic bottles to provide a visual reminder on how discarded waste can impact the nation’s waterways.
The national RecycleMania competition takes place Feb. 7 to April 2. UH is participating in five categories. For more information about RecycleMania and to follow UH’s rankings throughout the eight-week competition, visit the national RecycleMania website at www.recyclemaniacs.org.