Super Bowl LII
The NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark and U.S. Bank Stadium are tackling an ambitious goal at Super Bowl LII
We’re working to recover more than 90% - more than 40 tons - of stadium waste by recycling bottles and cans, composting organic materials like food waste and service ware, and repurposing items through local community organizations. The innovative project aims to set a new standard for waste diversion at one of the nation's premier events and inspire action across the country. Check out our game plan for the stadium below:
Any stadium waste that would typically go to landfill will be incinerated and the energy recovered will heat local homes and businesses in the Minneapolis area.
Pre-Game Party Tips
Now It's Your Turn
This year, you've gotta bin it to win it—get our top 10 plays on how to make your Super Bowl party greener than ever. Tips courtesy of our friends at The Recycling Partnership.
Make sure your recycling bags or bins are accessible and clearly labeled, and let your team know that putting stuff in the wrong bin will earn them a penalty flag.
Put out a recycling bin for each team, and make it into a competition to see which team recycles the most. Losers have to take out the trash. Remember, if you can keep your recycling bins at least as full as your trash cans, you’re doing great!
Unless your local recycling program has a different stance, plastic recyclers want all they can get–bottle caps included. Screw them back on before tossing your bottle into the bin.
Long, stringy items like twine and cords can tangle up recycling machinery and mess up the works for everyone. Trash ’em so you don’t make local recycling machinery fumble.
Most recyclers don’t want your recycling in a bag–it can jam machinery. Instead just chuck bottles and cans into the bin and they’ll take care of the rest. What to do with those plastic grocery bags instead? Keep an eye out for bag dropoffs at your local grocery store–many have collection bins for them.
At a friend’s house and see them miss an opening to recycle? Recruit them to your team–share these tips, let them know about the local resources or start a friendly neighborhood competition.
Bottles should be empty, with caps screwed back on. For everything else (cans and pizza boxes included), make sure they are clean and dry–we’re sure someone will take that last slice, but your recycler doesn’t want it.
Don’t let leftovers go to waste or get included with recycled items; keep a supply of reusable plastic containers so guests can take extras to go or add them to your compost pile if you’ve got one.
Green Your Game
When you’re planning your game day party, know what you’re bringing to the field-recyclable or reusable is the name of the game. Draft the best picks for your party.
Play your part and recycle!
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