Making Recycling a New Tailgating Tradition
From: Ryan Delaney
Tailgating at football games is a tradition for thousands of fans and part of that ritual is drinking plenty of beverages - and that leaves plenty of empty cans and bottles. Now foundations and environmental groups are trying to make recycling all of those empty containers a new tradition.
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The Allegheny Front: December 15th, 2010
HAWKER: Terrible Towels, two for $5, here. Who knew?
DELANEY: Even a cold, drizzling Sunday morning in December doesn’t stop die-hard football fans from flocking to the parking lots of Heinz Field hours before kick-off. Out come stereos, grills and... coolers of pop and beer.
It’s hard to get exact numbers on just how much liquid is consumed before kick-off...
STEELER FAN: “Umm…” “Should we leave it at too many to count?” “That’s a good number!”
DELANEY: But the Alcoa Foundation - part of the Pittsburgh based aluminum maker - and the Pennsylvania Resource Council have teamed up to make sure all of those empty bottles and cans now get recycled. The program is called Lets Tackle Recycling.
Volunteers like Dave Mathews roamed through rows of tailgaters huddled-up trying to stay warm and dry outside of the stadium. Mathews and other volunteers wore sandwich boards with pro-recycling ca...
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ANCHOR OPEN: Tailgating at Steelers football games is a tradition for thousands of fans and part of that ritual is drinking plenty of “beverages” - and that creates plenty of cans and bottles. Now foundations and environmental groups are trying to make recycling all of those empty containers a new tradition. Ryan Delaney reports from Pittsburgh's North Shore.OUTRO: