Survey Says Pro Teams Emphasize Recycling

According to a survey conducted by ProGreenSports, 60 percent of professional sports teams say they place “a moderate or high emphasis on recycling at games and office facilities.” More than 50 teams from the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball participated in the survey.

“With professional teams, recycling ranked as the most highly emphasized sustainability initiative ahead of energy conservation, energy efficiency, green building and renovation, water conservation, green cleaning, green turf management and fan transportation,” said a ProGreenSports press release.

The survey says that 75 percent of the teams currently track or are planning to track recycling rates in some or all of their facilities. More than 60 percent of the participants said they are conducting or are planning to conduct waste audits, and 40 percent said they are setting recycling goals.