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October 27, 2010
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Linda Stevenson, Recycling Operations, 402-441-8004

Husker Fans Asked To Recycle As Part Of Nationwide Competition

The City Recycling Office encourages football fans to participate in the 2010 Game Day Challenge by recycling cans and bottles at the October 30th UNL football game against Missouri.

The program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a nationwide competition to see which school can generate the least waste per person.

Other Big 12 Conference schools competing to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most waste during an October football game include Baylor University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, and University of Texas.

"The EPA chose college football as the venue for this program because games generate a lot of waste in a short amount of time," said City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon. "Every home game, at least 6,000 lbs of plastic goes to the landfill. We can stop that from happening and prove again that the Huskers have the best fans in the nation."

Volunteers are needed to help with the effort.

For more information on the Game Day Challenge, contact Prabhakar Shrestha at 472-9139 ( or Linda Stevenson at 441-8004 (

For more information on recycling, visit (keyword: recycle).

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