University of Kansas to promote recycling

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Fans at Kansas sporting events will have a chance to go green while cheering on the Jayhawks.

Kansas Athletics and KU Recycling will team up this year to launch Rock Chalk Recycle. 6News Lawrence reports (http://bit.ly/1cKFV8V ) the program will start this fall. It will encourage recycling and composting inside and outside all university sports complexes.

The program will accept plastic, glass, aluminum, and cardboard materials, as well as items for compost. Waste stations with color-coded bags will be placed near the facilities, with blue for recycling, green for compost and grey for trash. The recycling bags also will be distributed to tailgaters, and at soccer and volleyball matches.

KU Recycling will record the weights for trash, composting, and recycling after each game to track progress during the season.

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