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Game Day recycling starts this week

September 2, 2008

Coastal Carolina University will begin a recycling system for home football games, beginning Saturday, Sept. 6 at Brooks Stadium. The University has received a two-year startup grant from PalmettoPride to implement the program.

Starting with the Sept. 6 game against Colgate, recycling bins will be placed in and around the stadium. PalmettoPride is the state anti-litter and beautification organization, and Coastal Carolina University is its fourth collegiate recycling partner in the state.

"We are excited to introduce this program to our campus," said Marissa Mitzner, the University's sustainability coordinator. "Coastal Carolina is dedicated to creating a sustainable campus, and this recycling program is a great step in reducing the amount of trash that enters our waste stream."

The Coastal Carolina University Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative is partnering with Horry County Solid Waste Authority, which is providing recycling carts and other resources and support for the campus program.

The stadium recycling bins will be marked to receive plastic, glass and aluminum. The University is responsible for coordinating the logistics of recycling, including collection and removal of recyclable materials.

PalmettoPride coordinates a Collegiate Recycling Grant to assist colleges and universities in starting up recycling programs at their stadiums. Coastal Carolina University joins University of South Carolina, Clemson University and S.C. State University in this program. PalmettoPride hopes to include all colleges and universities in waste-reducing activities.

For more information on recycling at Coastal Carolina University, contact Marissa Mitzner at 843-349-2389 or Dan Abel at 843-349-2257.