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Touchdown, Sustainability! 3 Ways to Make Your At-Home Big Game Celebration Environmentally Friendly

BAC_BigGame_2_sml-(1).jpgRegardless of which team you’re rooting for, this year’s Big Game celebrations will look different for all of us. But, whether you’re tuning in alone from home or with the members of your quarantine pod, there are a few simple ways to make sure your watch party is good for the planet.

As we count down to Sunday, we’re teaming up with the Big Game’s official beer sponsor, Bud Light, to help fans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and at home do their part for the environment this year. Read on for our top tips.
  1. Serve and enjoy your refreshments in recyclable containers
It’s no secret that major sports and entertainment events – like the Big Game – can have an outsized environmental footprint due in part to fans’ food and beverage consumption. Luckily, there’s an easy way to reduce this impact – and many stadiums are already taking advantage of it!
 
The solution is
infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage packaging – cans, bottles and the all-new Ball Aluminum Cup. In fact, these containers can be used, recycled and put back on a store shelf in just 60 days! So when you’re at the grocery store stocking up for the Big Game, look for your favorite beer, wine, hard seltzers, and cocktails in aluminum cans and bottles.
 
And if you’re really missing the in-venue experience this year, you can order the
Ball Aluminum Cup™ on Amazon.
  1. Recycle, recycle, recycle
Purchasing and using recyclable containers is a great first step. To keep the magic alive, don’t forget that you need to properly recycle your containers! Of course, all you really need to recycle is the right bin and the drive to do it. But if you want to have some fun with it this year, consider getting two recycling bins and assigning a championship team to each. You and your watch party can ‘vote’ for a winner with every container you recycle.
 
To learn more about how to properly recycle, check out tips from the
EPA or your local municipality’s website. 
  1. Compost your leftovers’ leftovers
Our celebrations this year might be smaller, but that doesn’t mean we won’t go all out on the best Big Game snacks. After you can no longer enjoy your Big Game leftovers, don’t throw the rest away! Instead, try composting them. Composted food waste and scraps can be added to soil to help plants grow. You can learn more about composting at home or in your backyard from the EPA.
 
We’re living in a time of uncertainty, but making little changes like these can have a huge impact when it comes to the environment. Together, we can make sure this year’s Big Game is a win for the planet, too. Visit
https://www.ball.com/realcircularity to learn more about the sustainability magic of aluminum cans, cups and bottles.