2023 Case Studies are due June 26, 2023 - Learn more.
Read the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste Case Studies blog.
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Winners of the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste Case Study Competition:
Waste Minimization Winner: Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University’s Fix-it Fair Mending Workshop repairs items and teaches attendees how to mend clothing, resulting in reducing waste by keeping these items out of the landfill.
Food Waste Reduction Winner: Chapman University, California
Chapman University increases awareness about post-consumer waste by collecting all the uneaten food from Randall Dining Commons for a lunch period and weighing it.
Education and Awareness Winner: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh hosts the Zero Waste Period program to advance menstrual equity on campus, sharing information about the physical and environmental health aspects of period products.
Summary of Waste Reduction Efforts Winner: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Nebraska Lincoln designs and implements a pilot project focused on standardizing recycling efforts on campus to reduce waste and improve recycling.