USC plastic bottle ban keeps a million bottles out of landfills
The ban on single-use plastic beverage bottles part of USCs effort to reach zero waste by 2028 took effect July 1.
USCs march toward zero waste by 2028 took a big step July 1, when the university stopped purchasing single-use plastic beverage bottles across its campuses and at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Since that time, the Trojan Family has avoided sending 32 tons of plastic waste to landfill about a million plastic bottles. Instead, university entities including Athletics, Auxiliary Services, Procurement, and Cultural Relations and University Events are using more eco-friendly alternatives like glass and aluminum.