Zero waste at the Superbowl

Superbowl fans were asked to sort their trash this year–and they did pretty well.

Then, the day after the Eagle’s huge upset win over the Patriots, hundreds of U.S. Bank Stadium employees, food vendors, sustainability experts and volunteers finished the job, sorting 69,000 tons of garbage left by over 67,000 fans.

The NFL wanted a zero waste Superbowl, which they defined as keeping 90% of waste from the big game out of landfills, with the balance sent to waste-to-energy plant for incineration that produces electricity.

They hope to continue with the environmental goal for future Superbowls. Host stadium infrastructure could determine the possibility of a repeat performance.

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