Today, it was announced by the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena that they have successfully diverted more than 2,503,745pounds of all waste from landfills throughout its 2022 slate of Hawks’ basketball games, concerts and ancillary events. As part of this sum, the award-winning downtown Atlanta venue recycled nearly one million pounds of materials (aluminum, cardboard, plastics, glass, etc.). Last April, the award-winning venue became the first sports and entertainment venue to become TRUE Platinum certified for zero waste. Achieving zero waste certification means diverting more than 90 percent of all waste from landfills and continuing to operate in a sustainable manner.
“We are so grateful for our fans, concertgoers and partners who have helped us continue setting a new standard in the sports and live entertainment industry and beyond,” said Hawks and State Farm Arena Head of Sustainability Sofi Armenakian.
To learn more about how the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena are leading the way in sustainability efforts across the sports and entertainment industry, visit StateFarmArena.com/sustainability.