In an incredible feat, State Farm Arena is on track to become a zero-waste venue. According to a press release, Hawks and State Farm Arena Director of Sustainability and Operations Sofi Armenakian said he aims to be the “first TRUE certified zero-waste venue in sports and live entertainment.”
Recently, the Hawks and State Farm Arena shared more than 1,033,716 pounds of waste was diverted from landfills throughout its Hawks’ basketball games, concerts and other events last year. Through work with Novelis, a leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, nearly 90% of waste is being diverted on any given event day.
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