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Milwaukee Brewers announce new recycling partnership with SC Johnson

The Brewers will have their plastic cups turned into cleaning bottles starting in 2020.

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Miller Park generates a lot of trash every season. With 81+ games hosted at the stadium each year, there’s a lot of clean-up after each game, and much of that ends up in garbage cans. The Brewers are looking to help alleviate that problem by targeting one of the main pieces of trash each year: Plastic cups. Yesterday, they announced a new partnership with SC Johnson to help combat this problem.

Starting in this upcoming season, after every game, the Brewers will collect all of the plastic cups used at each game. These will then be taken to a processing center where they will be used to make the bottles for Scrubbing Bubbles, one of SC Johnson’s cleaning products. It’s the first of it’s kind project for a U.S. pro sports team. This is just one of several projects taking place in the upcoming season. SC Johnson will also make a donation for each save the Brewers record in 2020, and have other projects in the works as well.

Unsurprisingly, the two Brewers that are the faces of the Brewers for this partnership are their two in-house environmentalists, Brent Suter and Corey Knebel. Brent Suter has been one of the most outspoken environmentalists not only on the Brewers, but in all of baseball as well. Last season, one of Suter’s projects involved having his teammates use glass water bottles.

For more information on the partnership, SC Johnson published a video on the initiatives with the Brewers: