Live Nation’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri Wins 2020 WasteWise Award


LENEXA, KAN. (JANUARY 28, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Live of the nation Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri, with a 2020 EPA Region 7 WasteWise Award.

“Congratulations to Live Nation Entertainment on their well-deserved recognition as the winner of the WasteWise Award,” said Meg McCollister, EPA Region 7 administrator. “Their dedication to developing a culture of pollution prevention has a real impact on the community and helps pave the way for a less wasteful future.”

Live Nation’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater has repeatedly proven itself to be a place that pushes the boundaries of sustainability and focuses on waste diversion in a number of ways, including a textile donation program, composting and outreach opportunities for staff and fans. In 2019, the Amphitheater achieved a 60% waste diversion rate and donated 1,050 pounds of textiles. The site has over 15 employees dedicated to waste diversion and green initiatives.

“We’re really proud of the team’s focus on putting on great shows while committing to producing as little waste as possible,” said Frank Lopresti, General Manager of the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. “We are working to take actions that truly have a positive impact on our world, and we are grateful to the EPA for this recognition.”

Live Nation has taken leading steps towards sustainable practices through its Green Nation coalition, which has set major goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and end the sale of single-use plastics at all owned and operated venues and events. In just a few months, Live Nation stopped over 2 million plastic water bottles from being sold at venues and festivals through its partnership with Liquid Death Mountain Water.

As one of the EPA’s longest running voluntary programs, WasteWise celebrated its 27th anniversary in 2021. Over the years, WasteWise winners have prevented or diverted nearly 249 million tons of waste from landfills and incinerators, avoiding more than 488 million tonnes of associated greenhouse gas emissions. and save nearly $13.7 billion in avoided landfill costs.

EPA Region 7 is proud to recognize Live Nation Entertainment for its achievements.

More information about each WasteWise award winner is available on the EPA’s website.

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