MSU, UM rematch in spring Glass Recycling Egg Bowl

Contact: Aspen Harris

Glass recycling promotional posterSTARKVILLE, Miss.—Bulldogs again are in the game as Mississippi State’s Office of Sustainability rematches against the University of Mississippi in the Glass Recycling Egg Bowl April 9.

In partnership with Door 2 Door Recycling of Jackson, the MSU Office of Sustainability will collect clear, green, blue, brown and yellow glass from 1-5 p.m. near Chadwick Lake’s boat ramp at the Sanderson Center. All glass must be lid-free, clean, sorted by color and brought in cardboard boxes. Stemware, ceramics and broken glass will not be accepted.

The university collecting the most pounds of glass from its individual drive wins the competition. Last fall, MSU won the recycling bowl by collecting 6,090 pounds of glass from university and local community members.

Maria Timberlake, an Office of Sustainability intern and senior natural resource and environmental conservation major from Hoover, Alabama, said recycling and recycling education are necessary to reduce waste and conserve the environment. 

“We believe it is extremely important to teach students and community members to recycle glass. Recycling and repurposing glass should be a norm in our society,” Timberlake said. “Through this drive, we hope to educate more students on the benefits of recycling glass and recycling in general.”

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