Precious Earth: Busch Stadium Green Program
(KTVI) – Ashly Moore and from the St. Louis Cardinals was on the 11 am show to talk about the success of “4 A Greener Game”, the St. Louis Cardinals green program. The program was started in 2008 as two pilot programs. Since that time the program has grown in success to averaging 25 volunteers per game, with more people joining every year.
Since its inception, the program has diverted over 1,836 tons of recycling and over 575 tons of yard waste from the stadium trash disposal and local landfills. The program’s success can be partially credited to 550 conveniently placed recycling bins around the stadium, making it easy for fans to recycle when they come to a baseball game. Success is also due in large part to volunteers who collect recyclables during games, and the maintenance staff who separate additional recyclables from the trash after a game.
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