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December 2007

ARAMARK receives WasteWise award

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded ARAMARK Higher Education with the 2007 WasteWise Endorser of the Year Award.

ARAMARK was honored for its support of WasteWise’s RecycleMania program, a national competition challenging colleges and universities to collect recyclables and raise awareness of environmental and conservation issues.

For the past three years, ARAMARK Higher Education has encouraged its college and university partners to participate in the RecycleMania competition and has promoted the competition at these campuses through various initiatives, including Web seminars, collateral and marketing materials, press releases and other external communications.

The 10-week competition capitalizes upon natural rivalries between colleges to provide students with a hands-on activity in waste reduction and recycling. Participating schools report their measurements in pounds recycled per student on a weekly basis. The university that recycles the most waste is awarded the RecycleMania trophy at the end of the 10-week contest.

The Endorser of the Year Award recognizes endorsers’ outstanding efforts to promote the WasteWise program to other organizations and their success in recruiting new partners.

RecycleMania is endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise program, the National Recycling Coalition’s College and University Recycling Council and the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program. Visit www.recyclemania.org for more information.