Duke Athletics achieved a 79 percent diversion rate with its Zero Waste initiative this season, which is up from its diversion rate of 45.2 percent in 2015. Duke collected a total of 89, 020 lbs. of waste during the season and had one zero waste game.
Duke has a goal of having a complete zero waste season and hopes to achieve that in the coming years.
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Statistics from the six-game home football schedule this past fall indicate that Duke Athletics achieved a 79 percent diversion rate in its Zero Waste initiative.
Zero Waste is achieved when 90 percent of waste is diverted from landfill.