Super Bowl Signs Recycled Into Merchandise

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Super Bowl decorations, temporary structures and signage are being removed from the streets of Indianapolis and recovered for reuse and recycling. Photo: Flickr/AngieSix

Everything Super Bowl is coming down in Indianapolis, but it isn’t being thrown away. It’s being recycled into wallets, purses, messenger bags and other accessories to benefit a local nonprofit, according to recent news reports.

This week, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium began the arduous task of removing layers of plastic and vinyl sheeting used as decoration, reports local news affiliate WTHR-TV. The Super Bowl numerals on Monument Circle came down on Tuesday, along with dozens of banners and tents downtown, reports RTV6 Indianapolis.

Some items, including NFL Experience equipment, stages and scaffolding used to build a zip line, will be disassembled and reused by the NFL as part of its Environmental Program, RTV 6 reports.

READ: Packers To Recycle Lambeau Field Scoreboards

Other materials, including banner fabric and durable vinyl sheeting, will be donated to People For Urban Progress, a local transit, environmental awareness and urban planning nonprofit, reports the Indianapolis Star.

The nonprofit focuses on employing local artisans while raising funds for better city infrastructure. In 2008, it salvaged roofing materials from the RCA Dome and turned them into memory-making accessories available for purchase.

Accessories made from Super Bowl XLVI decorations will be available online in about a month, WTHR reports. So, keep your eye on the People For Urban Progress online store to snag your own little piece of the Super Bowl!

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