New York, New York – (June 27, 2018) Recycle Track Systems, Inc. (RTS), a waste and recycling management company, announced today a multi-year partnership with Audi Field, home to D.C. United, the most decorated franchise in U.S. soccer history, to implement initiatives to expand the arena’s environmental focus. The state-of-the-art facility earned a LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and is scheduled to open in July.
This marks the first time the company provided its industry leading practices and education during the final stages of construction leading to the opening of a large-scale sports facility. RTS currently advises and manages waste for several stadiums including Nationals Park, Citi Field and Barclays Center.
To increase recycling awareness, RTS will leverage its portfolio of services to champion waste reduction and provide measurable data for the stadium to achieve its environmental goals. This includes staff training provided by RTS’ LEED accredited team to support proper education and communication on waste separation practices, and real-time tracking technology that ensures recyclables and compostable food waste are being properly distributed to the designated facility.
“We are thrilled to partner with D.C. United and Audi Field, who have put sustainability at the forefront of their stadium operations,” said Greg Lettieri, Co-Founder and CEO of RTS. “Their dedication to diverting gameday waste from landfills goes hand in hand with our advanced recycling mission.”
RTS will also support the new stadium through sponsorship activities, including in-stadium signage, branding on all waste receptacles and an educational pre-game video to encourage fan participation in recycling during events.
“D.C. United are committed to being environmentally responsible along with preserving and protecting the area around Audi Field,” Tom Hunt, United president, said. “The District of Columbia are focused on environmental sustainability and as a team that represents the nation’s capital, we want to reflect that same commitment while also providing fans with a world class venue.”
About Recycle Track Systems
Recycle Track Systems, Inc. is pioneering a better way to manage waste and recycling. RTS combines technology with high-touch service to make waste disposal easier, smarter and more responsible. From on-demand removal to fully integrated waste management solutions, RTS helps companies easily track and optimize their pickups. Using data insight, RTS empowers companies with visibility into their waste habits and tangible figures on their climate impact to improve their waste and recycling practices. RTS is a certified B-Corporation, reflecting its dedication and commitment to meeting stringent standards of environmental transparency and performance.
About D.C. United and Audi Field
Audi Field will be the home for D.C. United, the most decorated franchise in U.S. soccer history and the most championed professional team in the District of Columbia. Opening in July 2018, it will also host a variety of other sporting and cultural events, community activities, and concerts. The state-of-the-art urban facility has a capacity of 20,000 fans and will feature 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 500,000 total square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space on site, making it a 365-day destination for fans and D.C. residents alike.
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