The Washington Redskins NFL American football franchise has recruited Recycle Track Systems (RTS) to serve as an exclusive waste management services partner at the team’s home stadium, FedExField.

RTS will aim to improve recycling rates at FedExField – where an average of 75 tonnes of garbage, waste and recycling is produced on every Redskins game day – whilst engaging the community through various sponsorship activations.

These initiatives will include the distribution of educational recycling awareness videos, branding on waste receptacles and in-stadium signage, and community service initiatives such as a community clean-up day – the first of which is slated for spring 2020.

“The Washington Redskins are committed to increasing our sustainability and recycling efforts at FedExField and throughout the organisation,” said Chris Bloyer, the franchise’s senior vice president of operations and guest experience. “Reducing our impact on landfills and working to increase recycling is a natural complement to our current suite of environmentally responsible initiatives.”

RTS already manages services at other leading sports facilities in North America, including CitiField, Nationals Park, Barclays Center, Audi Field and Talen Energy Stadium.

RTS chief executive Greg Lettieri added: “Contending with many different types of waste, major sports organisations face extreme challenges as they work to find proper trash and recycling solutions.

“We will use our experiences with other stadiums and our technology focused approach to operations, sustainability and transparency to meet these challenges head on.”

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