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Philadelphia Eagles Expand Go Green Efforts with Installation of Eco-Safe Digester

The Eagles and Waste Masters Solutions will partner on a sustainable measure to properly and efficiently minimize food waste at Lincoln Financial Field

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To continue the organization’s ongoing efforts of reducing their impact on the environment, the Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they will team up with environmental partner, Waste Masters Solutions, on the installation of a food waste digester and data analytics platform at Lincoln Financial Field. The eco-friendly mechanism is designed to optimize efficiency and properly dispose of food waste during the pre- and post-consumer periods.

Waste Masters Solutions will work closely with BioHiTech Global – a green technology company that develops and deploys innovative and disruptive waste management technologies – on the design, construction and operation of the stadium’s Eco-Safe Digester® and analytics platform.

“Waste Masters Solutions is a global leader in the environmental industry, providing exceptional care and high-quality service for all of our team’s waste-handling needs,” said Jason Miller, Eagles senior vice president of operations. “As an organization that takes our ecological efforts very seriously, we are constantly evaluating and fine-tuning our sustainability model so that we can continue to reduce our overall impact. Thanks to Waste Masters Solutions, I am fully confident that the implementation of this new bio-digester will help make our waste program more efficient.”

In September 2016, a waste digester was installed at the team’s practice facility, the NovaCare Complex, to help decompose pre-consumer food waste. Since the installation, more than nine tons (18,100 pounds) of food waste has been decomposed and, thus, diverted from landfills.

“Actions always speak louder than words,” said Steve Masterson, Waste Masters Solutions President & CEO. “Waste Masters is privileged and honored to partner with such world-class organizations that care so much about our environment.”

Based on the core belief that the path to sustainability is a journey and not a destination, Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie spearheaded the team’sGo Green program in 2003 with the opening of Lincoln Financial Field. What started out with blue recycling bins under each employee’s desk has turned into a comprehensive environmental program that features the elements of green energy production, recycling and composting, energy and water conservation, reforestation and sustainability partnerships. The organization recycles more than 850 tons of material each year and through their energy-from-waste program, virtually 100 percent of waste is diverted from landfills.

For more information on the Eagles’ Go Green program, please visit www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

About Waste Masters Solutions

Waste Masters Solutions is a leading provider of environmental solutions, trash removal, dumpsters, recycling services and equipment in the Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey regions. As a privately owned company with trained professionals on staff and access to a nationwide network of partners, our company is able to offer our clients an assortment of innovative environmental solutions tailored to their unique needs.  Waste Masters Solutions was founded in 2009 by waste management industry veterans Steve Masterson and Brian Simmons.  For more information please visitwww.wastemasters.com.

Contacts:

Anthony Bonagura, Philadelphia Eagles – 609-707-5877abonagura@eagles.nfl.com

Steve Masterson, Waste Masters Solutions – 302-824-0909smasters@wastemasters.com

Arsenal Marks Earth Hour

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We are supporting Earth Hour by turning off the lights at Emirates Stadium from 8.30pm this evening, and continuing action beyond the hour with our commitment to sustainable energy with Official Club Partner Octopus Energy.

Earth Hour is a global movement that calls for greater action on climate change. Each year millions of people around the world come together for an hour to host events, switch lights off and raise awareness around climate change action.

It’s been the hottest year on record for the third year in a row so it’s crucial to show our support for action on climate change now more than ever.

Arsenal Deputy Stadium Manager Michael Lloyd said: “By joining millions around the world in turning off our lights, we want to show our support for action on climate change. But it has to go further than that. We want to encourage all Arsenal fans to make the small changes that they can, so we are making it easy for them to support our efforts and switch to green energy with our Official Energy partner, Octopus Energy.”

Read the full story here.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Set to Achieve LEED Platinum, an NFL, MLS Stadium First

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcon’s new home, is seeking LEED Platinum certification — and is “on target” to achieve this highest level of the green building rating from the US Green Building Council, says Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay.

Once construction is completed this summer, the stadium is is expected to be the first NFL and MLS stadium to achieve LEED Platinum. It will also be the first sports facility to achieve all water credits available for LEED.

The venue’s management has also committed to further restore natural water systems wetlands and damaged watersheds and are pursuing a new LEED Pilot Credit strategy called Water Restoration Certificates (WRC). Through this effort, the stadium will purchase WRCs locally from the Flint River in Georgia’s water supply, providing for a 100 percent regional impact and monetary benefits for the local watershed, the stadium managers say.

Other sustainable building features include:

  • Save 29 percent in energy usage compared to a typical stadium design
  • Has 4,000 solar panels generating around 1.6 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable energy
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Onsite edible landscaping
  • 680,000-gallon cistern used for water recapture and reuse for land irrigation
  • 1 million gallon cooling tower

Read the full story here.

 

 

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