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iN VIDEO: Kamloops Blazers shooting for zero waste

Kamloops Blazers Zane Franklin (left) and Luc Smith are featured in the short video that teaches fans how to properly dispose of their garbage and recycling at the Sandman Centre.
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September 20, 2018 - 2:08 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Blazers home opener against the Kelowna Rockets tomorrow is also the launch of a zero waste initiative in partnership with the City of Kamloops.

The Sandman Centre's enhanced waste management program now features 40 new, two-stream recycling and garbage bins, according to a City of Kamloops media release. The goal is to encourage hockey fans to keep the home rink clean and recycle appropriate materials.

You don't really get points for putting your garbage in the garbage and your recycling in the recycling, but if this campaign works as intended it could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19.5 tonnes of CO2 per year, the city says.

To help game attendees know which bin to use, each one has a sign featuring icons of the common waste materials at hockey games.

To help promote the new system, some of the players took part in a promotional video.

The puck drops at 7 p.m. in the Kamloops Blazers' home opener tomorrow, Sept. 21, at the Sandman Centre.

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