Ardagh Group, Glass – North America is supporting the GameDay Recycling Challenge, which promotes waste reduction during American football games at colleges and universities across the USA.

The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a national programme that challenges participating colleges and universities to select a home game during which they promote waste reduction and recycling.

During that game, all waste, recycling and compost, plus game attendance, are reported in order to rank the winning schools in five waste reduction categories: recycling; waste minimisation; diversion; greenhouse gas reduction; and organics reduction.

Last year’s winners, the Clemson Tigers, collected over 60,000 pounds of recyclables and food organics during a single home game.

In total, nearly 2.2 million pounds of waste was diverted, with the equivalent of more than 3,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide prevented from being released.

As a manufacturer of 100% recyclable glass containers, Ardagh Group is an advocate for sustainability and places protecting the environment at the forefront of its business.

In 2014, Ardagh Group’s use of recycled containers laid end-to-end would circle the Earth more than 16 times, or enough to reach the moon and return halfway.

Ardagh’s North American glass division has more than 5,000 employees that manufacture approximately 10 billion glass bottles and jars each year at its 15 manufacturing facilities.