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BASF & Seattle Mariners to Encourage Zero Waste Promotion with Sustainable Saturdays Program

Published on 2015-04-09. Author : SpecialChem

BASF and the Seattle Mariners have teamed up for the fourth season to support Zero Waste promotion at Safeco Field and showcase how baseball loves chemistry.
In 2011, BASF became corporate partner of the Seattle Mariners for Sustainable Saturdays, a unique season-long environmental awareness program to call attention to various environmental issues and support the Mariners longstanding commitment to sustainability in all aspects of Club operations, including Safeco Field. During each Sustainable Saturday, fans learn about how the Mariners continue to make Safeco Field a sustainable ballpark, and how they can practice recycling and composting at home. Last season, the Mariners recycled and composted over 1,200 tons of food waste, yard waste, plastics, paper and other items that would have gone into landfills.
The 16 Zero Waste Stations and 500 compostable receptacles throughout Safeco Field make it possible for fans to sort their recyclable and compostable items from the waste stream. Composting is made clean, safe and easy with collection bags made from ecovio® – BASF's certified compostable and partially bio-based polymer.

Already in use throughout kitchens and concessions at Safeco Field, compostable bags made of ecovio® are also available in a convenient counter-top size, created with curb side collection in mind for residential food waste collection programs.

An in-game video on the Mariners Vision HD video board featured "We Create Chemistry," focusing on the on-field athletic chemistry that makes great plays sustainable, such as giving jerseys' their stretch, making beautiful, healthy turf and protecting skin from the hot summer sun.

About Seattle Mariners Sustainability
Since 2006, the Mariners are considered as one of the leaders in sustainable ballpark operations. The team uses the power of its position to educate and encourage fans, partners, employees and the community at large to make changes both large and small that advance the cause of sustainability. During 2014, due to recycling and composting, the Mariners diverted 2.1 million pounds from the landfill. The Mariners are founding members of the Green Sports Alliance, an organization of nearly 300 sports teams and venues that promote sustainability by embracing renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency and other environmentally preferred practices.

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is affiliated to the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Their portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the leading chemical company, they combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.

Source: BASF

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