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Vancouver Arena Limited Partnership

Year Submitted: 2013

Process: Recycling

Industry: Sports & Entertainment

Location: Vancouver WA

Contact: Michael Doyle



Description:

Rogers Arena kicked off Zero Waste in late 2012, to meet an ambitious goal of improving from about 12% waste diversion from landfill in 2012 to 80% diversion from landfills in 2014 season.  They have implemented a program to sorting, collect, and find alternatives to landfilling for much of their recyclable and compostable wastes generated at events.  

Rogers Arena is a member of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), a coalition of sports venue facilities across the U.S., all trying to reduce their environmental impacts.   Rogers Arena developed their program with help from some GSA members who have also greatly reduced their solid waste.  They formed a green team involving the City recycling and composting staff, Waste Management Inc, their concessioner, local foodbanks, and some of their suppliers to devise the full program. 

Aspects of the program includes tri-sort bins, purchase of recyclable or compostable food & beverage containers, diversion of unused food products at the end of events to local food banks, and most important, fan education  at every event  led foremost by the fan-fave Canuck mascot Fin. 



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Details of Reductions

  • 5.0 - ton of   Landfilled solid waste
    Comments:

    Actual weights from waste, recycler, and compost haulers were used to determine the diversion. 

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