Rush2Recycle Plans to Recover More Than 40 Tons of Stadium Waste
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. February 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aramark is teaming with the NFL and PepsiCo, along with U.S. Bank Stadium partners, for a landmark sustainability project at Super Bowl LII – Rush2Recycle -- aimed to recover more than 90% -- more than 40 tons -- of stadium waste on game day. The project is part of the NFL’s initiative to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl LII activities and leave a “green” legacy throughout the area.
Super Bowl LII will also mark the first-ever Super Bowl to sell a pre-packed compostable peanut bag.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the exclusive food and beverage partner of U.S. Bank Stadium, originally debuted the environmentally friendly packaging earlier this season in Kansas City. The compostable peanut bags are just one component of the NFL’s drive to divert waste generated during the Super Bowl from the landfill.
In addition to selling compostable bags of peanuts, Aramark’s effort is a continuation of steps taken during the regular season at U.S. Bank Stadium and include:
- Using compostable service ware and products (i.e. cups, trays, straws, utensils);
- Minimizing food waste in the kitchen, such as composting food trimmings; and
- Donating unused bulk ingredients through Second Harvest to local food banks and charities.