TO THE EDITOR:
Holly Beilin’s column “Alcohol: It’s the footprint in your hand” definitely had its heart in the right place. I encourage everyone to consider environmental impact when making purchasing decisions. She advises her readers to recycle Solo cups, but these are not accepted in UNC-CH’s or Orange County’s recycling programs.
In fact, Solo cups account for a large percentage of recycling contamination on game days. They ultimately end up in a landfill and impair the recycling process on the way.
So DTH, if you’re advocating for purchaser responsibility, I’d recommend that you follow your own advice.
But by all means, host a green tailgate! Rameses Recycles volunteers visit tailgate lots each game day, handing out recycling bags to tailgating fans. Inside of Kenan Stadium, blue recycling bins are placed around the concourse.