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Slash the Trash Waste Audit Results

Homecoming Waste AuditThe Slash the Trash event at the Skydome on homecoming weekend was a huge success. We had over 20 volunteers come out to sort through waste generated by the Homecoming game and tailgating activities. Here is what we found:

Cardboard: 423 lbs.
Landfill: 1285 lbs.
Food Waste: 340 lbs.
Recycling: 433 lbs.
Pepsi Cups: 133 lbs.
Glass: 133 lbs.
Bathroom: 50 lbs.
Liquid: 278 lbs.

All the waste adds up to 3,072 total pounds! Here are the percentages:

13.77% Carboard
41.83% Landfill
11.07% Food Waste
14.10% Recycling
4.33% Pepsi Cups
4.23% Glass
1.63% Bathroom
9.05% Liquid

In total, we diverted 986 pounds from the landfill into recycling! That’s 32.1%!

All of this information will serve as our baseline for future waste reduction at football games. Check out photos from the event on the Green NAU facebook page.

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Help Slash the Trash at the Skydome

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NAU is performing a waste audit of the homecoming game waste stream at 10am on Sunday, October 20, to determine how to reduce our impact on campus and we need volunteers! All volunteers who commit to a 3 hour shift will be rewarded with Dining Dollars.

To volunteer email us at green@nau.edu.

Volunteers need:

  • Sneakers
  • Water Bottle
  • Attire for being outside
  • Be prepared to get dirty!

Come early for free coffee and snacks. We’ll have a clean up station for after the audit. Meet at the dumpster at the corner of McConnell and San Francisco Street, below the Skydome.

 

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