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University of Louisiana Stadium Moves Toward Zero Waste

University of Louisiana Stadium Moves Toward Zero Waste
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Cajun Field removed trash cans inside the stadium to make way for stations that hold separate bins for compost and recyclables.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Cajun Field is the first stadium in Louisiana to move toward a zero waste goal, according to a KATC ABC 3 report.

The stadium announced it will serve food on biodegradable plates or in reusable containers instead of on plastic-lined paper products. Wooden spoons, forks and knives will replace plastic utensils. Fans will consume beverages from either aluminum cans or recyclable plastic cups, and they can request compostable straws, according to the report.

Additionally, the stadium has removed trash cans inside Cajun Field to make way for stations that hold separate bins where fans can choose whether their garbage will be composted or recycled rather than sent to landfills.

KATC ABC 3 has more details:

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns fans attending the football home opener Sept. 1 might have goalposts in mind, but a new initiative aims to make compost part of their game-day strategy.

Trash cans inside Cajun Field have been removed to make way for stations that hold separate bins where fans can choose whether their garbage will be composted or recycled rather than sent to landfills.

It's part of a larger campus-wide effort to produce zero waste. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette approved a Sustainability Strategic Plan in July that calls for reusing, recycling or composting trash that otherwise would be bound for the dump.

Read the full article here.

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