Seahawks step up recycling efforts with DTG
The Seattle Seahawks NFL American football franchise has sealed a partnership with DTG Recycle.
As the Recycling Partner of Lumen Field, DTG will handle all of the stadium’s traditional recycling and compost.
DTG will also educate fans about recycling and sustainability, partly through ambassadors who will engage with guests at events and at Seahawks games. The company will also help to manage recycling drop-off locations offered for fans.
“DTG Recycle is committed to helping our clients achieve their sustainability objectives while advocating for expanded awareness on the importance of recycling to combat climate change and promote a circular economy,” said Tony Garcia, Director of Sustainability, DTG Recycle.
“Through our Lumen Field Sustainability Ambassador Program, DTG Recycle employees can directly engage with fans on their behavioral decisions on how and when to recycle.”
Lumen Field operates a closed-loop recycling programme that diverts more than 90% of stadium waste from the landfill. The Seahawks and Lumen Field were also founding members of the Green Sports Alliance, as well as a founding partner of PLAY – a recognition and sustainability performance toolkit powered by ARC, in collaboration with the Green Sports Alliance.
DTG will also work with operations staff at both Lumen Field and the team practice facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, to source recycling options for a variety of materials.
“At DTG, we believe that everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment. Together, we will work to make sustainability more convenient, accessible and enjoyable for people attending events at Lumen Field, with the hope that they will take what they've learned during their concerts and games into their daily sustainability practices. This exciting partnership is a way for us to work together to make a positive impact in the Pacific Northwest.”