February 2004
Waste News;2/2/2004, Vol. 9 Issue 22, p1
Trade Publication
A California agency predicted last week that its citizens will have thrown away millions of beverage containers over Super Bowl weekend, while the city hosting this year's big game received emission credits from the nation's largest waste management company. Instead of redeeming all of the used beer, soda, water and other beverage containers for cash last weekend, the California Department of Conservation estimated its citizens would throw away 42 million containers. In Houston, Waste Management Inc. donated 85,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission credits to the city to offset the greenhouse gas impact of the Super Bowl. The $5 million will be used to upgrade pollution control equipment on Boston city school buses, improve pollution controls on commuter rail trains operating out of North Station in Boston, and build a commuter bike path along the Mystic River.


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