Tue April 30, 2013
UNC Charlotte Aims For Zero Waste At Football Stadium
Take a second to remember the last time you left a stadium after a football game. You probably noticed a lot trash - cups, plastic bottles, and other garbage scattered about the stands and walkways.
But a group at UNC Charlotte is hoping to avoid that for the school's brand new football stadium with a “Zero Waste” initiative. The school had a beta run a couple of weeks ago during the team’s spring practice game, which was attended by more than 13,000 people.
Kate Popejoy is an education professor at UNC Charlotte and the faculty advisor for the student group behind the initiative. She stopped by ours studios to discuss the initiative with WFAE’s Marshall Terry.