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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Recycling Team Spirit @ Panthers Games

At the Sunday Broncos game, the Carolina Panthers recycling team collected 3.43 tons of material from game tailgaters. Another 3.33 tons of material came from the stadium for a total of 6.76 tons.  Congratulations!!!!

It takes team spirit from volunteers, parking lot attendants, fans and the City of Charlotte Waste & Recycling staff during off-hours to orchestrate a successful program. Volunteers from Green Drinks and Bank of America contributed their weekend time as Panthers recycling team members.

Panthers Recycling Team
photo courtesy of Jake Wilson
Keeping the program fun with rewards adds to the success: two exceptional tailgaters received Bojangles gift cards on Sunday. The next game will reward the two best parking lot attendants with gift cards and recognition.

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful executive director Jake Wilson is the head recycling cheerleader and orchestrates the impressive program.  

In January the ZWA Blog post, Panthers Winning Season, gives an overview of the 2011 | 2012 season recycling metrics. Program history along with the details necessary to coordinate the many organizations, companies and volunteers for success are shared.  Stay tuned for a season finale post with the impressive stats intertwined among game day anecdotes.

Panther recycling success epitomizes Zero Waste is a Team Sport and the Power of "WE" in action mode.  Thank you Jake for building an amazing Charlotte Team that goes well beyond Panthers recycling.