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Tigers continue eco-friendly initiatives


DETROIT -- One of the more common sights in the clubhouse at Spring Training was the reusable plastic coffee cup from Starbucks, something several players used for their morning beverage on their way into Joker Marchant Stadium. The Tigers' efforts at recycling and environmental consciousness go a little further back.

The Tigers' efforts to become more environmentally conscious date back to 2007, when they installed new seats in the Tiger Den made of recycled plastic milk jugs. When the Tigers installed their new high-definition LED video board at Comerica Park in 2012, they looked for energy efficiency as a side benefit.

Around the ballpark, the Tigers placed large, bottle-shaped recycling containers last season for fans to toss their plastic bottles. Other garbage has recyclables filtered out at a transfer station and sent to a recycling company.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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