Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium

2012 SEASON

Highest Diversion

98.2%

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SUCCESS!

Ohio State achieved zero waste again by diverting 98.2% of the game day materials from the Illinois game. Only 447 pounds (0.004 lbs per person) were sent to the landfill! Congratulations to everyone that has been a part of this amazing effort!

Zero Waste Suites

Thank you to the following suites for their dedication to achieving zero waste.

  • American Electric Power
  • Athletic Director Suite
  • Baker and Hostetler LLP
  • Coach's Suite
  • Delta Dental
  • Grange Insurance
  • Huntington
  • Jones Day
  • Nationwide
  • Sodexo
  • White Castle
  • Worthington Industries
  • University Suites

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Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to achieve zero waste, which refers to diverting 90% or more of materials from the landfill by recycling and composting. Ohio State is setting a new standard for collegiate stadium recycling.

In 2012, Ohio State:

30.2%
REDUCTION IN TRASH
(compared to 2011 - despite an extra game)

98.2%
HIGHEST DIVERSION RATE
(versus Illinois)

87.2%
SEASON DIVERSION RATE
(up 12 percentage points compared to 2011)

OSU and Colorado Zero Waste teasm

The Ohio State and Colorado University Zero Waste team. More Zero Waste images >

The Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium team The final pile of Stadium Scarlet Compostn Pro Team member educating fans at a Zero Waste Station Zero Waste station Pro Team member assisting at Zero Waste station TBDBITL creates recycling symbol Recyclable and compostable products Our first load of compost Price Farms -- where our compost goes Our recyling at waste management

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