Aramark to partner on zero-waste project at Super Bowl LII

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Aramark has joined the NFL, PepsiCo, U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to create the Rush2Recycle program, a plan to recover more than 40 tons of stadium waste at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4, and to help create sustainable momentum among other leagues, teams, site operators and fans.

During the Super Bowl, chefs will be part of the team working to recover at least 90% of stadium waste by recycling bottles and cans, and composting food waste and service ware. The stadium invested in a dedicated organics compactor and a detailed post-game waste sort to ensure each waste stream is contaminant-free. 

"Aramark takes great pride in championing innovations that positively impact the communities we serve while inspiring others to make a difference," said Eric J. Foss, CEO of Aramark.

Due in part to Aramark's initiatives to reduce the overall amount of landfill waste it contributes, U.S. Bank Stadium has increased its waste diversion rate by approximately 55%, reaching a high of 83% in January 2018.

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