The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partnering with Major League Baseball to promote the “Recycle on the Go” initiative at tonight’s All Star Game in Pittsburgh. The city has adopted the "Recycle on the Go" philosophy as part of a comprehensive plan to increase recycling participation in the city. More than 40,000 fans are expected to attend the game and other All Star-related activities. Revenue generated from the collected recyclable material will benefit Pittsburgh youth programs.
"Public venues and events present a great, and largely untapped, opportunity to help the environment through recycling," said EPA Assistant Administrator Susan Bodine in an agency press release. "It is our hope that events like today's All Star Game in Pittsburgh will encourage more Americans to think about 'recycling on the go' and encourage more organizations to start recycling programs in public venues."
The "Recycle on the Go" initiative works with partners like the City of Pittsburgh to encourage people to recycle wherever they go by making recycling easy and convenient. The EPA is working toward a 35 percent national recycling rate by 2008.