The Ohio State Synchronized Swimming team, fresh off its 30th National Title, will host the fifth annual Zero Waste Dual Meet this Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
The invitational is part of Ohio State’s university-wide endeavor to become a zero waste campus by 2025. The athletic department has made great strides already, shifting to zero waste at all home football games this past season. Ohio State placed fifth in the total recycling rate category for the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge.
The aquatic pavilion is equipped with new zero waste bins, and all food will be served on compostable materials.
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The defending National Champion Ohio State Synchronized Swimming team is proud to host its 5th-straight Zero Waste event this weekend. The Buckeyes will open the season with the 2018 OSU Zero Waste Dual Meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Saturday against Michigan.
The technical events will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by solo, duet, and trio routines beginning at 2 p.m.
As a university, Ohio State is working towards a goal of achieving zero waste campus-wide by 2025. Being zero waste means diverting at least 90 percent of material from the landfill to either recycling or compost. One of the largest and most successful examples taken by the athletic department was to go zero waste at all home football games in the fall. The synchronized swimming team is proud to be a part of the tradition. Through one team member’s efforts last year, that same process has taken place at every synchronized swimming event inside the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.