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University of Kentucky Fans Help Achieve Record-Breaking Waste Diversion Rate During Football Season

Students, fans and staff have helped the University of Kentucky set a waste diversion record at Kroger Field this season.

December 11, 2023

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Students, fans and staff have helped the University of Kentucky set a waste diversion record at Kroger Field this season.

At Kroger Field, staff and fans helped achieve a record-setting diversion rate of 32% in 2023, which is just more than 59.2 tons of waste. The diversion rate is a 10% increase compared to last season. Kroger Field has set a goal of becoming a zero-waste facility, which would require a diversion rate of 90%, by 2023.

“The 2023 season was exciting for all. We appreciate the effort of all fans and staff that participated in our sustainability efforts,” said Scott Geisinger with UK Athletics Operations. “We look forward to carrying that momentum in 2024.”

UK Recycling and Athletics pushed the game day crowds to recycle glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, empty pizza boxes, and more throughout their time at the stadium. In addition, UK Recycling tested a food waste composting program at Kroger Field this season, which collected 1.24 tons of food waste.

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