11 Oct '11, 1am

Ohio Stadium Plays Sustainability Game With Zero Waste Project: Sports fans who flock to Ohio Stadium are enjoy...

Ohio Stadium Plays Sustainability Game With Zero Waste Project: Sports fans who flock to Ohio Stadium are enjoy...

Sports fans who flock to Ohio Stadium are enjoying more than a sports game, but also a lesson in sustainability. The stadium recently kicked off an initiative whereby it hopes it will become the United States' largest socially responsible, Zero Waste stadium. By zero waste the stadium means diverting 90% of trash from the landfill by recycling and composting. Management has placed recycling and composting bins throughout the Shoe, as it is also known. Most items purchased inside the stadium will be either recyclable or compostable. The program is already yielding results. Management said the first game saw a 76.3 percent increase in diverted waste compared to the previous season. During the second game the figure was 63.7 per cent. "Ohio State has already made major strides already toward reducing waste going to the landfill," said Corey Hawkey, Ohio State's coordinator fo...

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