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UCI awarded for ‘impressive’ campus recycling effort

California’s statewide recycling organization, the California Resource Recovery Association, has named UC Irvine a 2013 award winner in its “Zero Waste Achievement” category.

August 20, 2013

California’s statewide recycling organization, the California Resource Recovery Association, has honored UC Irvine with its 2013 Zero Waste Achievement Award. The CRRA cited the university’s “impressive” increase of its waste diversion rate from 56 percent in 2005 to 82 percent in 2012. “This means we are reducing the amount of waste we produce on campus and are recycling or composting materials that otherwise would have ended up in a local landfill,” said Anne Krieghoff, coordinator of UC Irvine’s solid waste and recycling program. She accepted the award on behalf of the campus Aug. 13 at the 37th Annual CRRA Statewide Conference & Tradeshow in Pasadena.