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The recycling rivalry: University of Tennessee vs. University of Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

Last season, Eastman, UT and more than 100,000 Vols fans set a new world record for the world’s largest college recycling event. We recycled and reused a staggering 38,452 pounds of waste during a single game day!


This season, we’ll be defending our title against the University of Michigan Wolverines. 

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On Sept. 23, fans at each stadium — Neyland Stadium and The Big House — will compete to see who can recycle the most waste in one day. We don’t want to lose our world record! That means we need every single Vols fan to drop your game day plastic, aluminum and paper products into the orange recycling bins inside Neyland Stadium and around UT’s campus.

The record will also include cardboard and wooden pallets that are repurposed or recycled as well as food that is donated to food banks or composted
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Through recycling and reuse, we’ll keep these materials in play — and out of landfills.

Show your Volunteer spirit — help UT score big for recycling on Sept. 23. And remember, Good Sports Always Give Back!

Learn more about Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies, a winning innovation based right here in Tennessee.

Good sports always give back — to the environment.

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As a founding partner of the University of Tennessee’s Good Sports Always Give Back program, Eastman gave UT football fans in Knoxville a glimpse into the next generation of recycling.

During the 2021 season games against South Alabama on November 20 and Vanderbilt on November 27, UT and Eastman collaborated on a plastic recycling demonstration project that showed the world what is possible.

Vols fans who “gave back” their plastic to recycling bins at Neyland Stadium during the games got something lasting in return. 


The plastic that fans recycled at the games was sent to Kingsport, Tennessee, at Eastman’s headquarters to be recycled via the company's molecular recycling technologies. As a thank you for recycling, fans who registered online received a commemorative Eastman Tritan™ Renew bottle. Thanks to the fans’ commitment to recycling cups and bottles at Neyland Stadium, Eastman made more materials for reusable items like the 100-year commemorative CamelBak Power T bottle.

Traditional mechanical recycling (the curbside recycling we’re all familiar with) is great when it can be used. But there are hundreds of different types of plastic, and mechanical recycling is limited in the types of plastic it can recycle. Only 12% of the 260 million metric tons of plastic waste collected annually, around 31.2 million metric tons, gets mechanically recycled. The rest ends up in landfills, incinerators or the environment. Molecular recycling is a next-generation recycling innovation that can recycle almost any kind of plastic — making it a critical element for solving the global challenge of plastic waste.

About Good Sports Always Give Back 

Since 1993, Eastman, along with supporting partners Food City, Tennessee Recycling and Waste Connections, has called on the Big Orange faithful to deposit their plastic PET cups and bottles into orange recycling bins located throughout Neyland Stadium.

Revolutionizing recycling is not a dream. We are making it a reality and showing the world what’s possible. 


East Tennessee is at the forefront of molecular recycling. Eastman has already recycled millions of pounds of plastic with its molecular recycling technologies and is rapidly expanding this recycling innovation with some of the world’s leading brands — including Procter & Gamble, Stanley Black & Decker, Nalgene, and LVMH — now using Eastman Renew materials.

Eastman is investing $250 million to build the world’s largest plastic-to-plastic molecular recycling facility in Kingsport, Tennessee. The facility will use more than 110,000 metric tons of plastic waste as raw material with a very high efficiency rate. That’s enough plastic to fill Neyland Stadium with the equivalent of 11 billion single-use water bottles, 790 million polyester T-shirts or 2.7 billion shampoo bottles. We will create value from plastics that can’t be recycled today, diverting them from landfills, incinerators or ending up in our environment. They can be renewed over and over again without degradation in quality and with no compromise in performance — and operate with 20%–30% lower carbon emissions compared to manufacturing processes that use fossil-based resources such as coal or oil.

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