TO THE EDITOR:
This Saturday, Sept. 18 marks the UNC football home opener — and also the kick-off for Rameses Recycles, a multi-departmental effort to expand greening efforts at UNC athletic events.
In 2009, the seven UNC home football games generated 60 tons of trash and 17 tons of recyclables from the stadium, with an additional 5 tons of recyclables from the tailgating lots. To tackle the immense waste during football tailgates on the UNC campus, a staff of Rameses Recycles volunteers will be commissioned during each home football game to assist fans in waste disposal.
Sport Club athletes will travel to tailgate sites around campus distributing color-coded bags for tailgaters to separate recyclable from non-recyclable waste. By simply separating their waste and leaving their bags in their tailgate lot or deck recycling zone, fans will be able to ensure all their materials are properly disposed.
Rameses Recycles will also have a presence in Tar Heel town where CAA and Environmental Affairs Committee volunteers will work together to educate fans about recycling issues.
Inside the stadium or at a tailgate lot, be aware of your impact. Recycle your bottles, cans, and blue cups to turn it green when you turn it blue.
Environmental Affairs Committee
Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling_