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UT Martin Gets Recycling Grant

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Being green is turning into green for a northwest Tennessee university.

Recycling efforts at the University of Tennessee-Martin are paying off.

The school is currently listed in 20th place in the National Recycle Mania Competition.

A grant through the program allowed the university to place 1500 recycling bins inside campuse residence halls.

The effort is a friendly competition aiming to change behavior and raise awareness about waste reduction programs.

The halls involved saved more than $5,800 in energy costs during the competition.
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