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THIS IS A ZERO WASTE ZONE


Please be mindful and aware of the appropriate place for each item you dispose of during the Earth Day Audubon Festival. Each of the Bins will be posted with signs that specify what belongs in them. PLEASE! pack-out any items that you brought in to the event that cannot be composted or recycled. PLEASE!! DO NOT place non-compostable materials into the compost bins. This will contaminate the contents and cause the entire bin to be rejected and will have to be sent to a landfill... which is what we are working so hard to avoid.


WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COLABORATION IN ASSISTING TO MAKE THIS A ZERO WASTE EVENT.




WHAT IS A ZERO WASTE EVENT? It is simply recycling, which includes composting all of the materials generated from the event. By doing this, we can significantly reduce the amount of solid waste that needs to be disposed of in a landfill. This includes Styrofoam, some plastic and all other non-recyclable materials.


ZERO WASTE SOLUTIONS: Basically, there are two solutions - 1) always use your own plates, utensils, cloth napkins and refillable containers or 2) use products that are 100% biodegradable and compostable.


All of the to-go containers, utensils and cups at this event are made of corn, sugarcane pulp and/or potatoes. The paper hot cups are lined with a bio-coating. All these items can be placed in the compost bins along with food scraps and napkins.


COMPOST: it's a means of turning waste into a nutrient for the soil. All food scraps and biodegradable containers can be thrown into a composter and the end product can be used in your garden.