Ohio State named Big Ten Diversion Rate Champion for 6th straight season

The Ohio State University was named Big Ten Conference champion in the annual 2017 Game Day Recycling Challenge. Ohio State earned the title after achieving the highest diversion rate for a single home football game during the 2017 season.

The Game Day Recycling Challenge is a national competition among colleges and universities to promote waste reduction and sustainability at home football games.

Ohio State achieved a 94.2 percent diversion rate in its game against the University of Maryland on Oct. 7, which was the highest single-game percentage of waste diverted from the landfill in the Big Ten.

“We are proud that the efforts of our zero waste team continue to deliver positive results,” said Tony Gillund, sustainability manager for Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development. “Sustainability is a focus campus-wide as we work toward our university goals, including achieving zero waste on campus by 2025.”

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