PHOENIX. AZ – As part of the Super Bowl experience, the City of Phoenix, Arizona has invited Valley area residents to sign up as volunteer Zero Waste Ambassadors.
The ambassadors will be instrumental in helping the City of Phoenix reach its goal of having a zero waste Super Bowl.
As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Zero Waste means diverting at least 90% of waste from the landfill. The city’s goal during Super Bowl LVII is to divert 92% of waste, which would make it the greenest edition of the sporting event to date.
“With 2,000 tons of waste expected to come from Super Bowl events, we need Zero Waste Ambassadors to help ensure that food waste is composted and recyclables are recycled,” said City of Phoenix Zero Waste Coordinator Alexis Yaple.
“They will be the first line of defense, so to speak, as they prevent as much waste as possible from going to the landfill,” she added.
Ambassadors must be 18 years of age or older, and will be stationed at nearby trash and recycling garbage cans in the downtown Phoenix area. Tasks may include: Educating attendees about what is recyclable and compostable; ensuring attendees deposit items in the correct garbage can; monitoring garbage cans and reporting fill levels to Public Works staff; reporting litter or other problems to Public Works staff; performing any other relevant tasks to ensure the event reaches its zero waste goal.