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Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste (In Progress)

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In coordination with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics; the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment; Facilities & Services; and Coca-Cola, the university is pursuing a concerted effort to increase recycling and reduce waste at athletic events. Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste is a high-visibility, evergreen campaign concept formed at the university's weekly sustainability calls with Coca-Cola. On November 14, 2022, in light of America Recycles Day celebrated annually on November 15, the university held its inaugural Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste event at State Farm Center.


Coca-Cola is partnering with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on a holistic campaign to bring recycling awareness to campus. The company is partnering with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University Housing, the Illini Union, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, F&S, and others to keep plastic and metal drink containers out of the campus waste stream. Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste targets athletic events specifically.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Daphne Hulse


  • Proposed September 15, 2022
    Proposed by Morgan White
    Investigated September 26, 2022
    Investigated by Daphne Hulse
    Started November 14, 2022
    Started by Daphne Hulse


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