BASF and Yankee Stadium Undertake Zero-Waste Initiatives at 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl

BASF Corporation has teamed up with Yankee Stadium to knock waste out of the park by tackling zero-waste initiatives at the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, when the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions will face the Boston College Eagles on December 27th at 4:35 p.m.

In addition to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, BASF partnered with the New York Yankees at the conclusion of the 2014 season and is continuing in 2015. BASF will sponsor zero-waste initiatives at Yankee Stadium, inspiring fans to strike out landfills. Yankee Stadium is a leading proponent of zero-waste initiatives, currently diverting more than 80 percent of its waste stream away from landfills into composting and recycling centers.

"At BASF we believe that chemistry is the enabler for a sustainable future. We are excited about our partnership with Yankee Stadium and the opportunities to show the many contributions our chemistries make to eliminate waste and boost efficiency," said Charlene Wall-Warren, BASF Director of Sustainability. "When people visit the Stadium, they can see first-hand how BASF makes the products they use more sustainable."

Guests attending events at Yankee Stadium can see the ways BASF chemistry and innovations make everyday products -- from paper to plastic packaging -- fully compostable, drastically reducing the amount of landfilled waste generated in the Stadium. Guests are also treated to a sustainability fact of the game highlighting the many initiatives Yankee Stadium has undertaken to promote the kind of environmentally-conscious practices that increase energy efficiency and reduce waste.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

At BASF, we create chemistry -- and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world's leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about EUR 74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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