New Recycling Program To Start At KU Football Game

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Fans tailgating at the Kansas game against Texas Saturday will see volunteers asking them to recycle their trash.

A new group, Recycle & Blue, will promote recycling at football games. Saturday is the first day of the effort, but the plan is to eventually expand the program to most Kansas athletic events.

Blaine Bengtson of Salina is in charge of the project. He says about 50 students, faculty and staff will set out recycling bins outside the stadium. They'll also visit tailgaters to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, while handing out promotional items.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the group received about $7,700 from Student Senate this year to encourage the program. Nearly all the funds will go toward buying the recycling bins.