The stats from our first-ever festival recycling initiative are in, and they’re stunning! The initiative, spearheaded by GrowNYC, a nonprofit that aims to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs, helped us divert 45 percent of the festival’s estimated 2035 pounds of total waste (including trash and recycling) from the landfill! That’s over 900 pounds of “waste” recycled from the event. Most events in the city don’t have any recycling at all, so 45 percent diversion is a great success!
We are excited about our partnership with GrowNYC, and want to spread the word about the great tools and services that the organization provides to improve the city and our environment. GrowNYC coordinated all of the festival’s recycling bin set-up, and provided amazing volunteers who made the initiative such a success! Thanks to GrowNYC! We hope you’ll come back again next year and take us to even higher recycling heights!