Speaker | Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott is the General Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium which opened August of 2017. He previously served as VP of Stadium Operations for the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Eagles, Milwaukee Brewers and was the Director of Facilities and Events for University of Wisconsin, Intercollegiate Athletics. Jenkins holds a degree in Construction Administration from the University of Wisconsin and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. Jenkins is a founding member of the Green Sports Alliance and serves as the board chair.
Session Time: Wednesday, January 29, 8:00 to 9:30 AM
Presentation Title: It Takes a Team to Win: How Composting Plays a Critical Role in Zero Waste
Presentation Description: In 2017 – the Mercedes Benz Stadium (MBS) in Atlanta was awarded the opportunity to host the 2018 Green Sports Alliance (GSA) Summit. The GSA sought to implement waste diversion best practices at this Summit and new MBS stadium targeting recycling and food waste/certified compostable food serviceware diversion to local commercial composting. Three challenges – local composting was at least 2.5 hours away; this new stadium was using a mixed assortment of single use food serviceware disposables; and waste diversion was then only approaching low double digits. Through the vision/experience of one Scott Jenkins (MBS); Erth Products and Cowart Mulch and their forming “Incredisoil;” and a collective team effort comprised of Levy, EcoProducts, NatureWorks, MBS personnel and a GSA organzing committee – the team delivered 99% waste diversion under the Summits footprint (2 days and 600 attendee’s a day). Thus was the start of what is today a dynamic organization – Incredisoil – comprised of three locations and now fully engaged with the Mercedes-Benz Stadium while expanding its market footprint in the greater Atlanta area. This presentation will showcase Incredisoil’s “incredible” journey to what today are three operating facilities while sharing with the audience how the vison of local commercial composting by one venue and what was a collective team across companies/functions starting with a GSA Summit (and since then a Super Bowl) is providing the Atlanta area greater and local/state regulatory approved waste diversion options through commercial composting by Incredisoil.