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Recycling available at July 2 U2 Concert

Posted in NEWS on Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Construction of the U2 360 Tour stage at Vanderbilt Stadium continues on June 30 in preparation for the July 2 show. (Photo by Bob Wheaton)

With close to 45,000 tickets sold plus a small army of crew members, the U2 concert at Vanderbilt on July 2 will bring loads of people to campus, and with them will come loads of potential trash that can be recycled VU’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office will be going to extra lengths to recover as many recyclables as possible, starting long before the first fan arrives. The massive concert stage takes a week to build with crew and backstage staff eating meals and drinking water that they will now be able to recycle all along the way. On the day of the concert, plastic bottle and cup recycling will be available for fans on the stadium concourse and the field. Plastic and aluminum recycling will also be available outside each gate and in the main parking areas near the port-o-potties. Fans can help both inside and outside of the stadium by picking up their beverage containers and depositing them in a clearly marked recycling bin. U2 is also making extra efforts to recycle at their concert by partnering with Live Nation and Effect Partners to provide a group of volunteers to engage fans and help collect recyclables outside the stadium prior to the event. For more information or questions about recycling at special events at Vanderbilt, visit the SustainVU Recycling page. Visit Vanderbilt’s U2 site for more information about the upcoming concert.

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