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America Recycles Day

Do you remember that catchy phrase we learned in grammar school? Reduce, reuse, recycle. Back then, recycling was fun. Recycling was cool. But now, as we’ve become adults, we’ve neglected this cool catch phrase.

Recycling will always be extremely important, due to its impact on the environment. When we don’t recycle items, they are disposed of and released into the air, causing pollution. Recycling not only stops pollution, but it also reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, increases economic security and saves energy.   

November 15th is designated as America Recycles Day. Created by Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day that is dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. This is a day where people all over participate in and celebrate the act of recycling, in an effort to create a cleaner and safer America. 

What can be recycled?

Plastic

Paper/Cardboard

Glass

Polystyrene

Plastic Bags

Metals

Batteries/Bulbs

Electronics (Yes, recycle that old computer!)

Today and every day we should remember to recycle these items. In order to do better, we have to be better. Now make sure you toss that water bottle in a blue bin! 

Happy recycling! 

Green Initiatives at Yankee Stadium #EarthDay

Yankee Stadium is taking some ecologically intelligent measures to help promote a sustainable environment. #HipNJ is here to tell you all about them, just in time for Earth Day!

Stadium Construction

The structural steel used in construction of Yankee Stadium was fabricated from recycled material, and the concrete forms were reusable. Used recycled concrete aggregate was incorporated into the concrete design mix. All construction vehicles and equipment were required to use low-sulfur fuel. During construction, 75 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills.

Sports Lighting

Prior to the 2016 Major League Baseball season, the Yankees installed light-emitting diode (LED) field lighting at Yankee Stadium, becoming just the second MLB stadium to use the state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting system. These LED lights are 40% more efficient and 50% brighter than the previous field lighting at Yankee Stadium.

Composting and Recycling

Disposable cutlery and food-service packaging, including trays, boxes, plates and cups, are made of compostable materials instead of petroleum-based plastics. Food waste is composted and not landfilled, and cardboard, glass, metal, plastics and paper are recycled. Through the overall effort of fans and Stadium staff, approximately 85 percent of the Stadium’s total trash is diverted away from landfills.

Waste Cooking Oil

During the course of a typical season, more than 20,000 gallons of cooking oil from the Stadium are collected and recycled. This oil produces more than 18,600 gallons of biodiesel fuel, which when used in vehicles results in a carbon reduction of more than 30,000 pounds – the equivalent of removing approximately 27 cars from the road for a year.

Water Conservation

Each year, Yankee Stadium’s plumbing fixtures save about 3.1 million gallons of water while reducing the Stadium’s water consumption by 22 percent.

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America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

Happy America Recycles Day! Everyone knows how important recycling is to our planet because garbage/waste can have a negative impact on the earth resulting into pollution. Recycling helps reduce pollution and helps make our planet the best that it can be. Even though today is America Recycles Day we need to remember to recycle everyday because this is the only way we are going to see in a difference in our environment.

Happy America Recycles Day! Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!