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FWS, Kansas City Chiefs Engage Young People at Urban American Outdoors’ Kids Fishing Derby

By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Urban American Outdoors TV’s National Urban Kids Fishing Derby Tour stopped in Kansas City, Kansas.

Urban American Outdoors TV’s National Urban Kids Fishing Derby Tour stopped in Kansas City, Kansas.

Urban American Outdoors TV’s (UAO TV) National Urban Kids Fishing Derby Tour stopped in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 8, bringing together the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas City Chiefs and others to engage Kansas City youth.

“The purpose of the fishing derby was to teach kids to fish, engage them in healthy outdoor recreation, and introduce them to wildlife conservation and related career opportunities,” said Wayne Hubbard, who cofounded Urban American Outdoors TV with his life partner Candice Price.

RELATED: More photos of the fishing derby are on UAO TV’s flickr page.

Representing the Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Hatchery System was Roderick May, the hatchery manager at Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Neosho, Missouri.

“Everyone benefits when we engage youth in personal, physical and professional development,” May said.  “Teaching kids how to fish and talking with them about conservation is good for kids and everyone else, as today’s kids are the conservationists of tomorrow.”

Representatives of the Kansas City Chiefs football team were also there.

“To be able to come out here and spend time with these kids and members of our community means a lot,” said Brett Veach, general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs. “It’s fun to see our guys out there fishing and giving back, and I’m glad that I was invited to be a part of it.”

Other Chiefs’ executives and players at the fishing derby included President Mark Donovan, defensive end Allen Bailey, safety Eric Berry, wide receiver Gehrig Richard Dieter, quarterback Chad Henne, fullback J.D. Moore and defensive tackle Xavier Williams.

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Eagles to Launch Bottle Cap Recycling Program at Lincoln Financial Field

By IAN BUSHKYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The next opponents to be tackled by the Eagles… are bottle caps.

The team has announced a partnership with Braskem, the Philadelphia-based plastics giant, on a major recycling push.

Bottle caps collected at Lincoln Financial Field and the NovaCare Complex will be recycled and made into new products.

The Eagles say the effort will be highlighted in an interactive fan zone at the Linc’s HeadHouse Plaza. Students in several dozen local schools will receive access to an online education pogram for science, technology, engineering and math careers.

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Broncos to Provide Fans with Rally Towels Made from Recycled Materials Before Season Opener vs. Seattle

By Denver Broncos News

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DENVER — The Denver Broncos will provide fans 21-and-up attending ‘Orange Sunday’, the team’s regular-season home opener against the Seattle Seahawks (2:25 MDT kickoff), with orange rally towels, presented by Bud Light, made from 100 percent recycled materials.

Believed to be the NFL’s first promotional giveaway made from fully recycled materials, the towels are made from plastic Coca-Cola bottles. A detailed example of a localized version of the process is below:

  • Coca-Cola bottles get hauled from Broncos Stadium at Mile High to the Waste Management – Denver Recycling Center on Franklin Street.
  • The bottles are then delivered to a Materials Recovery Facility and sold to one of the United States’ plastic processing plants.
  • The processing plant sells either flake or pellets to yarn manufacturers and the yarn manufacturers sell the yarn to fabric weavers and knitters across the world.
  • Fabric makers sell the fabric to cut-sew and decorating plants, where the towels are produced and decorated.

Quote from J.T. Marburger CEO/Founder Circular Solutions Advisor and Consultant to Coca-Cola

“I have built Circular Economy programs for major international sporting events around the world and this is our first program with the NFL. Recycling has no value unless new products are made from the recycled material. We are excited the Broncos are taking a leadership role and demonstrating this to their fans and the local community.”

Quote from Antionette Williams, Account Executive, Prestige Properties, Swire Coca-Cola, USA, Stapleton Facility

“The Denver Broncos and Coca-Cola are teaming up to show fans the value of recycling. Recycling is the first step, but Coca-Cola and the Broncos want to create a ‘Life-Cycle’ story and make sure once the bottles are recycled they continue on a sustainable path.”

Quote from Danny Papilion from G&G Outfitters, NFL Licensee

“We have never executed a promotion to this nature for any NFL team where the giveaway was made 100 percent out of certified recycled PET bottles collected from their own waste. To our knowledge, the Broncos are the first NFL team to do so.”

Read the full article here.

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