Philadelphia Eagles to Recycle Bottlecaps & More with Braskem Partnership

The Philadelphia Eagles is the latest professional sports team to enforce its commitment to sustainability with a new initiative: the team has entered into a nine-year recycling partnership with Braskem, a major producer of biopolymer and polypropylene. Braskem will naming rights to the Northeast Gate at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles will work with Philadelphia-based Braskem to develop a closed-loop recycling program for plastic products. One element of the program – unique to this partnership, the organizations say – is the focus on recycling bottle caps. Braskem will collect bottle caps at the team’s home stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, and at the NovaCare Complex, the team’s practice facility. The collection and recycling process will be highlighted at an interactive fan zone located on Lincoln Financial Field’s HeadHouse Plaza. “What started out with blue recycling bins under each employee’s desk in 2003 has turned into a company-wide sustainability program that is diverting more than 99% of waste from landfills and operating on 100% clean energy,” the sports team says, adding that in June, 2018, the Eagles became the first professional sports team to receive ISO20121 certification for integrating sustainability into management practices and processes. Through the new partnership, Lincoln Financial Field’s Northeast Gate will … Continue reading Philadelphia Eagles to Recycle Bottlecaps & More with Braskem Partnership