With the Philadelphia Union's innovative, forward-thinking initiatives and Subaru's long history of environmentalism and zero landfill expertise, the Union and Subaru have made Subaru Park the first zero landfill soccer stadium in Major League Soccer. To achieve this, Subaru Park reduces, reuses, and recycles more than 90% of its waste with the remaining waste converted to energy, thereby putting nothing into landfills since officially declaring zero-landfill status in 2021. By creating in-stadium messaging and an easy system for fans to sort their waste, Subaru and the Union cut the amount of waste each fan generated in half and increased the amount of waste fans recycle five-fold. Helping to keep trash out of landfills is just another way Subaru lives up to its commitment to support the Philadelphia community through its partnership with the Philadelphia Union.
With increased fan participation and support, within an average year, Subaru Park and the Union will divert approximately 357,480 pounds of waste from local landfills. To put this into perspective, this is equivalent to:
- A Philadelphia cheesesteak that’s 19 miles high and 50 miles wide
- The weight of 357,480 soccer balls
- The height of 20 Mt. Everest’s worth of stacked aluminum cans