Ball opens aluminium can zone

Learfield’s Buffalo Sports Properties has announced that the University of Colorado Athletics’ most popular pre-game tailgate destination, Franklin Field, is now the ‘Aluminum Can Zone Presented by Ball Corporation.’

The field with pop-up tent-tailgate areas will be family friendly, vehicle free, and zero waste, featuring infinitely recyclable aluminium containers, compostable foodware, full compost and recycling collections. It will highlight Ball’s sustainability efforts, as well as CU Athletics’ sports sustainability leadership.

“We are thankful to our partners at Ball Corporation for sharing our passion for recycling and supporting our mission as the nation’s first NCAA sports sustainability programme, Ralphies Green Stampede, while encouraging our Buff fans to recycle at home, work and play,” says CU athletic director Rick George.

By featuring 100% recyclable aluminium containers, the Aluminum Can Zone will help prevent glass and other hazards from being deposited on the field where kids play during tailgate times and student-athletes practice between games.

“Sustainability is incredibly important at Ball, and we have supported aluminium can recycling and CU’s sustainability efforts for many years,” says Chris Chavez, director of global corporate citizenship and corporate relations. “We encourage consumers to recycle all of their aluminium cans, which in turn will save resources, reduce energy use and emissions, and create jobs.”

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