Recycle Track Systems (RTS) just announced a partnership with FedExField and the National Football League's Washington Redskins as their exclusive waste management services partner.
FedExField sees an average of 75 tons of trash and recycling on every Redskins gameday. Through this partnership, RTS will improve recycling rates to keep as much waste out of landfills as possible, coupled with community engagement and sponsorship activities.
"We are ecstatic to partner with FedExField and the Washington Redskins as they work to increase their sustainability practices," said Greg Lettieri, CEO of RTS, in a statement. "Contending with many different types of waste, major sports organizations face extreme challenges as they work to find proper trash and recycling solutions. We will use our experiences with other stadiums and our technology-focused approach to operations, sustainability and transparency to meet these challenges head on."
Additionally, RTS said it will support FedExField and the Redskins through sponsorship activities, including fan engagement through an educational recycling awareness video, branding on waste receptacles and in-stadium signage and community service initiatives such as a community clean-up day—the first of which is slated for spring 2020.
"The Washington Redskins are committed to increasing our sustainability and recycling efforts at FedExField and throughout the organization," said Chris Bloyer, senior vice president of operations and guest experience for the Washington Redskins, in a statement. "Reducing our impact on landfills and working to increase recycling is a natural complement to our current suite of environmentally responsible initiatives. We are proud to partner with RTS in continuing our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint."
This partnership continues RTS' commitment to increasing recycling and sustainability practices amongst professional sports franchises and their arenas and stadiums. RTS manages services at other sports facilities including Citi Field, Nationals Park, Barclays Center, Audi Field and Talen Energy Stadium.