Before the 2011 football season, The Ohio State University made a bold plan at Ohio Stadium: become the largest stadium in the country to go “Zero Waste” by diverting 90 percent of its trash from the landfill through recycling and composting. By season’s end, they achieved a 75 percent diversion rate – a remarkable feat for its inaugural year.
Earlier this month, Rumpke joined the Zero Waste party by becoming a “Proud Sponsor of Ohio State Athletics.” It’s a natural fit for Rumpke and the Buckeyes to team up to reduce waste and recycle more. Waste diversion is a core principle for Rumpke, the largest residential recycler in Ohio. With Ohio State leading the charge, it paves the way for other colleges, universities and public venues to implement or improve recycling programs for patrons.
Recycling at the Horseshoe will help raise awareness for fans to consider their personal recycling habits at home and work. If you recycle with the Buckeyes, why not recycle with your family or co-workers?
Efforts will not be restricted to service alone. Home basketball and football games will feature in-game announcements, signage and radio advertisements.
Congratulations to Ohio State on the 75 percent diversion in 2011. We hope Rumpke will help boost the Buckeyes to 90 percent and beyond in the years to come.
About the author: Jonathan Kissell is the corporate communications supervisor at Rumpke.