Sports stadiums have become popular venues for waste reduction efforts. The Philadelphia Eagles use a “Green Team” that is responsible for making sure that the trash thrown out in the stadium makes its way to its proper destination. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, have a program in place for tackling food waste.
Now the newly-relocated Los Angeles Rams are teaming with the University of Southern California to reduce trash at their shared venue, the L.A. Coliseum.
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The current capacity in the coliseum is more than 90,000 people. With the Rams now playing home games there for the next couple of years, the trash issue is expected to be a bigger concern.
As a result, city and stadium officials plan to move to a zero-waste program.
The coliseum will start using different types of food packaging that will be entirely recyclable. The trash company will be taking the load of roughly 10 tons of garbage each game and making sure the different types of trash will be processed correctly.