July 23, 2007
The Mayor's Office of Environmental Programming Recognizes
the Texans at Reliant Stadium, the Astros at Minute Maid Park, and Waste Management for Their Commitment to the Environment
The Houston Texans are proud to announce a new initiative with Waste Management, Aramark and Recycle America that will allow fans to begin recycling during Texans home games at Reliant Stadium beginning in August.
The Houston Astros have also teamed up with Waste Management to take the initial steps to promote recycling in the City of Houston. Waste Management is working with Aramark Facility Services and together will place 125 recycling containers throughout Minute Maid Park following the All-Star Break. Fans of all ages are encouraged to do their part to "pitch in" by recycling their cardboard, plastic, aluminum bottles and other trash before they leave each Astros game at the ballpark.
"This is a great opportunity for Astros fans to enjoy the game of baseball and be environmentally conscious at the same time," said Astros Vice President of Sponsorship Sales John Sorrentino. "The Astros are excited to be a part of Waste Management's 'Think Green' campaign as we work together to improve the City of Houston's environment."
Houston Astros infielder Mark Loretta will join Astros front office staff executives in a "Think Green" marketing campaign beginning Thursday, July 5, with Waste Management Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Aardsma.
"We are very excited to join our hometown Houston Astros in informing and encouraging Houstonians to become an active part of the 'Think Green' environmental sustainability movement, "said Aardsma. "Our Team Waste Management volunteers will be at Minute Maid Park to assist the Astros fans in placing cans and bottles into these conveniently located Waste Management recycling containers."