A few years ago, the University of Missouri started offering better recycling receptacles and better sorting options for waste. And to find out if the efforts made any difference in waste reduction, university researchers conducted a study analyzing waste and recyclables during the university’s 2014 home football season.
The study, "Achieving Sustainability Beyond Zero Waste: A Case Study from a College Football Stadium," reveals results from waste audits that took place throughout the 2014 home football season and includes recommendations for helping collegiate sports venues achieve zero waste.
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Officials at collegiate sporting venues have been leading efforts toward zero-waste events with many professional and collegiate leagues adopting energy and water conservation efforts as well as increased recycling and composting. Researchers at the University of Missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season. By implementing several recommendations the team developed, such as offering better recycling receptacles and better sorting options for waste, sporting venues could be well on their way to achieving environmental benefits that exceed the standards for 'zero-waste' operations.