LSU wins 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge
Congratulations, LSU football fans. No one recycled more garbage than you this past fall.
In fact, the Tigers faithful won by a substantial margin among the 99 schools that participated in the 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge, according to NOLA.com. LSU fans recycled 86,400 pounds of garbage, almost 10 tons more waste than Clemson fans, who finished No. 2 (making that two things Clemson finished No. 2 in this season).
The Keep America Beautiful campaign said the 99 schools combined recycled close to 2.5 million pounds of waste during this past season.
Ohio State fans ranked first in diversion rate by recycling and composting a little more than 95 percent of the total garbage thrown away on game days.
How did this challenge make a difference? Well, the Keep America Beautiful campaign estimated that by recycling and composting all of that waste instead of letting it go to landfills, that stopped about 3,650 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released.
The campaign compared that to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 768 passenger vehicles.