At Busch Stadium the Cardinals are considering teaming up with Boy Scout troops and environmental groups to help collect plastic and other recyclables following games. The team is also pairing with St. Patrick Center and the Downtown Partnership to recycle trash tailgaters leave on the streets surrounding the ballpark. Joe Abernathy says the Cardinals anticipate that the increased recycling efforts and other environmental initiatives will ultimately lead to cost savings. But for now that's not the point.

Jennifer Silverberg

"We'd like to say that the reduction in trash will reduce our landfill expenses," says Abernathy. "But even if it costs us a little money, it's just the right thing to do."

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