With the NFL season here, materials maker Braskem America has partnered with the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles on a recycling program.
Philadelphia-based Braskem America, a major producer of polypropylene and biopolymers, this season will launch a closed loop recycling program at Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles play their home games.
The nine-year program is focused on sustainability and will build on the Eagles' long-standing commitment to environmental and community development programs, Braskem officials said in a Sept. 4 news release.
The partnership also includes an online education platform for 30 Philadelphia-area county schools to teach students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career opportunities to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders, they added. Braskem also will collect and recycle plastic bottle caps at those schools.
The Eagles "have been a leader in sustainability, not only in Philadelphia, but throughout professional sports," Braskem America CEO Mark Nikolich said in the release. "We also look forward to collecting and recycling bottle caps at schools in the region through our 'cap-etition' which will provide an even greater impact for the program by educating the public about the benefits of recycling."
Eagles President Don Smolenski added in the release that Braskem "is a global sustainability leader that places a high value on renewable solutions, community development and education."