Rubicon Global, a technology company that provides waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, today announced that it successfully diverted nearly 12 tons of waste destined for landfills from State Farm Arena during last week’s festivities in Atlanta, Georgia. This waste was generated as a result of five events being held at the State Farm Arena leading up to and in support of the ‘Big Game.’
The team at State Farm Arena planned, unpacked and built temporary construction of booths and meeting spaces, as well as delivery of goods and services that were used on site. More than 50,000 press and invited guests passed through the turnstiles at State Farm Arena during the week of January 28.
From this temporary construction, a mix of metal, wood, paper and old corrugated cardboard (OCC) needed an end-destination. The construction & demolition team at Rubicon Global partnered with Waste Eliminator, a Metro-Atlanta roll off container service provider, developed a sustainability plan, and set up a series of specified containers to divert specific materials during the tear-down process and implement a recycling stream solution.
“As with all recycling – and the construction industry is no different – making the recycling process easier is critical for success. The impact that trash has on the environment and our communities is indeed harmful today, but will be magnified in the long term if we don’t shift our mindsets away from landfills,” said Marc Spiegel, Co-Founder of Rubicon Global and head of the company’s Construction and Demolition offering. “We are thrilled with the ongoing partnership we have with State Farm Arena, as well as with our hauling partner Waste Eliminator, both of whom have great sustainability philosophies that align with our mission to end waste.”
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