Zero Waste Wolfpack Wins GameDay Recycling Challenge Award

The winner Wolfpack Zero Waste Program was honored for his waste reduction efforts at Carter-Finley Stadium during the 2021 football season.

GameDay Recycling Challengea nationwide college-to-university competition to reduce and recycle waste generated at home football games, selected NC State as the winner of the Per Capita Waste Minimization category.

The Zero Waste Wolfpack program integrates fan experience, academic research, student leadership, and community engagement to actively strive for zero waste at NC State Athletics events. A cornerstone of athletics Sustainable Wolfpack Initiativethe program recycled 54,958 books and composted 1,700 books during the 2021 home football season.

“This award underscores NC State’s commitment to waste reduction,” said Derek Liles, facilities supervisor for Carter-Finley. “It wouldn’t be possible without our fans, our volunteers and our match operations team.”

The per capita waste reduction award is just one of three awarded to universities for the 2021 football season. Clemson University won the Per Capita Recycling category and Ohio State University won the Per Capita Organic Foods category. inhabitant.

Zero Waste Wolfpack is a partnership with NC State Waste Reduction and Recycling, North Carolina State Athletics, Wolfpack sports properties and GFL Environment.

This post was originally published in Sustainability News.