Sporting events offer a golden opportunity to educate and engage with vendors and sponsors around sustainable best practices. Any time a group of people gathers, even for a relatively small and short-term event, it leaves a mark—from the wrappers and cups strewn through rows of stadium seats to the trash and recycling barrels with remnants of leftover food and drink containers. Then there is the wider impact of the energy needed to power the lights and to transport the food, the water, and chemicals used for sanitation, and the greenhouse gases emitted by the vehicles that brought everyone there.
In 2011, Waste Management started working closely with the Council for Responsible Sport and shared in their vision of a world where responsibly produced sporting events are the norm.
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