Recycling Efforts Prevent Over 19 Million Pounds Of Waste From Entering The Landfill During National Competition

ARAMARK's campus partners participate in RecycleMania to divert waste from landfills

Jul 26, 2012, 07:30 ET from ARAMARK

PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in for RecycleMania 2012 and many college campuses are in the green. ARAMARK, one of the nation's leading foodservice and facility management providers, is proud to announce that its campus partners recycled over 19 million pounds of waste during RecycleMania 2012, a competition among colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada to promote sustainability.

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Of the 605 higher education institutions that participated in RecycleMania 2012, over 20 percent were ARAMARK partners. By providing its campus partners with valuable resources and tools ARAMARK supports campus efforts to promote sustainability and waste prevention.

"Our campus partners continue to impress us with their passion for maintaining environmentally-friendly facilities," said Christopher Stemen, Vice President of Sustainability, ARAMARK Higher Education. "This accomplishment is a reaffirmation of ARAMARK's continued commitment to minimizing environmental impact in the communities where we live and work."  

RecycleMania is a national competition among colleges and universities that provides campuses with proactive waste reduction activities. During an 8-week period each spring, participating campuses went head-to-head in various recycling contests, all with the goal of reducing or eliminating waste.

According to RecycleMania results, ARAMARK campus partners recycled over 19 million pounds of waste during RecycleMania which is comparable to removing 7,891 cars from the road and its totals rivaled the consumption savings of approximately 3,524 households.

Each year, ARAMARK partners with over 600 North American schools to develop innovative environmental stewardship programs that address the areas of sustainable food, responsible procurement, green buildings, energy and water conservation, waste stream management, and transportation.

To learn more about ARAMARK's sustainability efforts and its commitment to an environmentally-friendly world, please visit

About ARAMARK Higher Education

ARAMARK Higher Education is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, conference center, and stadium and arena services. ARAMARK enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America.  For more information and a list of our services, visit


ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food servicesfacilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutionsuniversities and school districtsstadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine and one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at

Kelly Banaszak