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UI awarded recycling award

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IOWA CITY (KWWL)-- The University of Iowa is getting praises for its green' practices.

The university will receive the 2008 Iowa Recycling Award at a presentation Tuesday in Ottumwa.

They increased their recyclables by nearly 20 percent in 2007.  

A number of student organizations have helped increase recycling efforts.

The UI was nominated by City Carton of Iowa City, with support from the Iowa Waste Exchange, Department of Natural Resources and the City of Iowa City. Recently, the UI received grants from both the National Recycling Coalition and the Department of Natural Resources to purchase additional recycling collection bins for campus grounds to increase recycling efforts both inside and outside campus buildings.

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