As U.S. football fans gear up for a classic February 6 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, we’re already looking ahead to next year’s matchup. On January 20, Alcoa and the Indiana Recycling Coalition joined forces with the 2012 Super Bowl Host committee in Indianapolis to announce an Alcoa Foundation grant to support recycling at the 2012 Super Bowl, which will be held in Indianapolis.
“1st & Green” is the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee's environmental initiative aimed at hosting a carbon-friendly Super Bowl and providing environmental education along the way. Last week, Tony Mason, senior vice president of the Host Committee, joined Alcoa and the Indiana Recycling Coalition’s Carey Hamilton to announce that the IRC received a $124,252 Alcoa Foundation grant to create a competitive, state-wide public space recycling bin grant program and assist with recycling efforts for the 2012 Super Bowl.
Pictured here at the announcement are State Senator Jim Tomes, Super Bowl 2012’s Tony Mason, Beth Schmitt, director of recycling for Alcoa, and Carey Hamilton, executive director of the IRC and volunteer co-chair for the Indianapolis Super Bowl's Environmental Programs Committee.
Did you know:
• Increasing the U.S. aluminum can recycling rate to 75% would save enough energy to power 300,000 average U.S. homes for more than a year?
• A recycled aluminum beverage can will end up back on the shelf, as a new can, within 60 days?
• According to IRC, 30 percent of beverage containers in the U.S. are consumed away from home and currently the majority of these containers are not recycled due in large part to a lack of public space recycling infrastructure?