The environmental non-profit Basel Action Network (BAN) has commended the Seattle Mariners’ efforts to responsibly recycle electronics, awarding the team the designation of an e-Stewards® Enterprise. The program – under which the Mariners pledge to use e-Stewards certified electronics recyclers when possible – is another facet of the Major League Baseball team’s commitment to responsible waste disposal. The team currently has a landfill waste diversion rate of over 90 percent, and has twice been named the American League recycling champs.
“Through our comprehensive sustainability policy, the Mariners work to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Scott Jenkins, the Mariners’ Vice President of Ballpark Operations, after the announcement. “This pledge is something we can do to ensure that the recyclers we work with are responsibly handling the waste we turn over to them.”
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