Mariners Win Recycling Championship

The Seattle Mariners professional baseball team with be partnering with BASF Corporation for the second year in a row to sponsor and promote Safeco Field’s Sustainable Saturdays waste recycling.

In this partnership, BASF sponsors the “zero waste” recycling locations and bins during games. Last year, the collective effort between BASF, the Mariners, and game attendees resulted in diverting two million pounds of waste material from regional landfills and saved the franchise and field over one hundred and twenty eight thousand dollars in waste disposal fees. It is estimated that the Sustainable Saturday program was responsible for diverting more than eighty six percent of waste generated at games.

Due to their recycling achievements in 2012, Major League Baseball awarded the Seattle Mariners the distinction of Recycling Champions for the American League division. For this year’s season, the team’s pitcher, Felix Hernandez will be working with BASF on a food waste composting promotion by giving away over ten thousand kitchen compost containers at an upcoming game. Attendees will be encouraged to compost their food not only at the stadium during game day but also in the own homes every day.

WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Sometimes it takes teamwork and collaboration to make strides in recycling. If your business is in entertainment or recreation, how can strategic relationships be created to boost recycling efforts, save in disposal fees, and make an environmental impact? Good publicity might be right around the corner if you do!