Clemson and Bob Jones boost recycling

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Clemson University and Bob Jones University are among the top five colleges in the state for total recycling.

Bob Jones had the highest per capita recycling rate with 0.37 tons recycled per student/employee. Clemson had the most total recycled material of the 39 colleges and universities in the state that reported recycling data.

Clemson reported 3,565.73 tons. Coastal Carolina University came in second overall with 2,189.3 tons. Bob Jones was third with 1,535.88 tons. Medical University of South Carolina was fourth with 1,324.44 tons. University of South Carolina rounded out the top five with 1,112.33 tons.

The five universities together contributed about 68 percent of the material reported recycled by colleges and universities in the state.

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