13 Jul '11, 6pm

When the Game Ends, the Trash Begins - Practical tips on how to reduce waste at big events a @WasteManagement op-ed

When the Game Ends, the Trash Begins - Practical tips on how to reduce waste at big events a @WasteManagement op-ed

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. The 2011 Ironman Texas implemented an extensive waste minimization and diversion program throughout the event stages. Picture yourself at a baseball game or a fundraising walk for a charity. Now picture yourself at those events after all the crowds have come and gone—empty water bottles piled up in trash bins, leftover food scraps stacked on top, along with flyers and itineraries from the days’ event. The waste generated at just one of these events can be as much as a small community generates over a short period of time. While it’s easier to use our recycling programs where we live and work, it’s not always clear how we can continue to recycle while we are out and about. As an employee at Waste Management, I think a lot abou...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/07/13/recycling-at-sporting...

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