Last year, Game Days at UT accumulated approximately 21 tons of waste per game in and around Neyland Stadium, nearly all of which is recyclable or compostable. Thank goodness UT Recycling was there to lead Zero Waste Gameday – they were able to divert about 50% of waste away from landfills. This year, they’re raising the stakes, hoping to divert as much as 90% of this waste from the landfill to recycling and composting that is processed right here on campus. In order to meet this goal, they need all the help they can get. You can volunteer a part or all of your Saturday to Zero Waste Gamedays here.
If you already made your tailgating plans and your ticket is paid for – there are still ways for you to help. Make sure you’re using the right waste receptacles. If you don’t know what goes where, don’t hesitate to ask one of the many Gameday Volunteers wearing the green shirts! And when you do recycle or compost – make sure to snap a picture. If you post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #UTvsOU and #VolsRecycle you could win a football signed by Head Coach Butch Jones!
There are seven home games this season – dedicate one to Making Orange Green with UT Recycling!