Official Zero Waste Partnership with Portland Trailblazers!

Official Zero Waste Partnership with Portland Trailblazers!

Posted by Eco-Products on Oct 26th 2023


Today we announced a partnership that names Eco-Products as an Official Zero Waste Partner of the Portland Trailblazers! The partnership will feature compostable foodservice packaging from Eco-Products within Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum, while supporting the organization’s overall composting program and waste diversion efforts. We will also be providing reusable cups for Moda Center’s groundbreaking reusable drinkware program through a partnership with our Novolex sister company, Waddington North America!

Fan participation in the compost program is extremely accessible as all waste bins throughout the arena also feature a compost bin, where Trail Blazer fans can put their plates, bowls, utensils, and any food scraps. At the conclusion of events, compost bins are sorted to remove any contamination before long-time local hauler COR Disposal & Recycling collects the compost and delivers it to a fifth-generation Oregon farmer, Annen Brothers Inc., near Mount Angel, Oregon. Annen Brothers composts the material into nutrient-rich soil which is then utilized for farming and growing Oregon hazelnuts.

Brittany Saulsbury, the Sustainability Operations Manager for the Trail Blazers, had this to say:

“We’re very excited to bring on Eco-Products as an Official Zero Waste Partner as we continue to lead sustainability efforts across professional sports,” said Brittany Saulsbury, Portland Trail Blazers Sustainability Operations Manager. “With a goal of achieving zero waste for every event no later than 2030, we are taking bold steps in our waste management practices and it all starts with what we source. Our partnership with Eco-Products will support and elevate our goal of only having compostables, recyclables, and reusables in our concession stands.”

And our President, Ian Jacobson, added:

“We’re thrilled to see compostables, recyclables and reusables working together at scale in a venue like Moda Center. The culture and fanbase in the Pacific Northwest make it the perfect place to try this for the first time, and we feel lucky to be a part of it.”

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