The Ohio State University named Big Ten Diversion Rate Champion

For the fifth year in a row, The Ohio State University topped the Big Ten Conference in the annual GameDay Recycling Challenge by diverting more waste than any other Big Ten university.

The GameDay Recycling challenge is a national competition among colleges and universities, to promote waste reduction and sustainability at home football games.

Ohio State achieved an average diversion rate of 95.4 percent at Ohio Stadium during the 2016 home football season. Ohio State’s most successful single-game total came November 26 against the University of Michigan, when it recorded a 96.23 percent diversion rate. That total was more than 20 percent higher than any single-game diversion rate totals achieved by conference competitors.

“These efforts to minimize the impact of massive amounts of waste support Ohio State’s universitywide sustainability goal of achieving zero waste on campus by 2025,” said Tony Gillund, sustainability manager for Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development.

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