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Super Bowl Sanitation

sblogo.jpg The New York Times touches on the environmental efforts of Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium for the Super Bowl, including waste handling:

Recycling and composting are also being deployed on game day. Plates, napkins and even forks and straws are supposed to be biodegradable — and cooking grease is to be recycled. Plastic drink bottles will also be recycled, stadium officials said.

The challenge in this environment seems to be getting fans, who are single-mindedly focused on the big game, to spare a thought for proper waste disposal. Given the amount of trash simply thrown on the ground at sporting events, coaxing people to use a receptacle at all seems a victory, much less getting them to delineate between recyclable and compostable waste.

On a related note, check out our recent report on FanCans.

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