The University is participating in a national competition, the Race to Zero Waste, to track the amount of trash recycled over eight weeks to strengthen campus recycling and waste reduction efforts.  

SFA Dining will be holding a halftime hustle recycling contest at men’s basketball games on Feb. 10 and Feb. 20 to collect plastic bottles bought from the concession stand at halftime.  

“Our main goal is to increase awareness and build conscious waste reduction habits among the SFA Community,” Emily Bullock, senior human science major and SFA Dining Sustainability Intern from Little Rock, Arkansas, said.  

Student groups have been assisting the halftime hustle recycling contest, including Kappa Alpha Psi.  

“It benefits our campus, communities and earth in a big way,” Re’Shawn Thomas, junior kinesiology major and member of Kappa Alpha from Lufkin, said. 

Students can participate in the Race to Zero Waste by bringing rinsed out plastic bottles to the recycling bin located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Dining Hall.  

For more information and tips on sustainability, follow @SFADining on Instagram.  

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