Mocs Introduce "Blue and Gold Make Green" Recycling Effort

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As part of Chattanooga’s on-going effort to improve the gameday experience for the 2013 football season and in partnership with the UTC “Blue and Gold make Green!” initiative, the Mocs are pleased to announce a cooperative recycling program with Waste Connections of Tennessee, Inc.

Before each Mocs home football game this season at Finley Stadium, volunteers from UTC will be setting up Waste Connection recycle boxes and UTC recycling stands in the Pavilion, nearby parking lots and inside the stadium. Fans can recycle plastic bottles and cans in any blue recycling stand. The Waste Connections recycle boxes will accept aluminum cans, and plastic cups and bottles.

Lindsay Roden, President of the UTC student group Environmental Decision for a Global Environment (EDGE), is enthusiastic about sponsoring the first game-day recycling program at Finley Stadium.  “As a student, I am glad I was able to be a part of making history in sustainability at UTC.   Our student green fee supports the collection of cans and bottles to reduce our campus landfill footprint.”

“Manufacturing cans from recycled aluminum consumes 95% less energy than non-recycled material.  Recycling one plastic bottle  saves enough energy to run a traditional light bulb for 3 hours.  Our students understand the environmental impact on practicing good stewardship of our natural resources”, says Lisa Darger, UTC’s Sustainability Coordinator.

District Manager Josh Edmonson adds “Waste Connections of Tennessee is excited about our new partnership with UTC Athletics! We believe offering the fans a chance to recycle on game day will enhance recycling awareness in our community. We look forward to the possibility of expanding the program in the future.”

Did you know that Waste Connections can also help your business create and track your own recycling plan? For more information on how you can put the Recycle 360 Program to work for your company visit www.wasteconnectionstn.com.


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