University of Kentucky football fans help achieve a record-breaking waste diversion rate in 2023


The University of Kentucky Recycling and UK Athletics aim to make Kroger Field a zero-waste facility by 2030, diverting at least 90% of waste from landfills. During the football season, waste reduction efforts at Kroger Field achieved a record-setting 32%, diverting 59.2 tons of waste from landfills, a 10% increase from the previous season. Fans and staff were encouraged to recycle glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and jugs, and empty pizza boxes both inside the stadium and during tailgates. A food waste composting program at Kroger Field collected 1.24 tons of food waste, with plans to expand the program next season. Read more about the university’s waste diversion efforts.

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