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GrowNYC Annual Report 2012 | Event Recycling

Event Recycling:
Raising the Bar on What Can be Done!

In addition to OROE’s direct outreach, OROE’s Event Recycling Coordinator works with dozens of event sponsors and producers throughout the year to implement recycling and food scrap recovery at their events. The educational scope of these efforts literally reaches hundreds of thousands of additional New Yorkers each year, while also diverting recovered materials from disposal. Whether engaging kids at the South Bronx Earth Fest in fun, active recycling activities or engaging the indie music set to recycle at major events like Governors Ball, our Event Recycling Coordinator is there to lend creative solutions to making events greener. Between May and September OROE assisted in implementing recycling at AIDS Walk, Governors Ball, Komen Race for the Cure, and Maker Faire. At these four events alone, OROE recruited 342 volunteers to staff 76 recycling stations reaching an audience of 120,000, who recycled some 20 tons of material, achieving an average recycling diversion rate of over 34%.

Click HERE to learn more about Event Recycling.