8.01.2009

Training: Event/Venue Recycling Webinar

The N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance will be conducting an event/venue recycling webinar on August 25th. With the upcoming plastic bottle disposal ban (effective Oct. 1, 2009), it is even more important that we remove this material from our waste stream. Not to mention how valuable plastic bottles are for area recycling markets. The new plastics recycling facility in Spartanburg, S.C. is hungry for material.

Join us on August 25th to learn more about recycling at special events and various venues. The webinar is free and will be held from 10 a.m.-Noon.

Sign up for the Webinar here
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What do we mean by Venue and Special Event recycling? We’re referring to indoor and outdoor sports arenas, stadiums, concert venues and civic centers. We also mean those outdoor special events you hold each year for your communities, such as Earth Day events, festivals, fairs, races and the like. Or you might want to get recycling set up at your local little league soccer, football and baseball fields. Even parks and recreational facilities have similar challenges and can learn from this workshop. You get the idea!

2 comments:

Dodge This! said...

What kind of participation have you had from concert venues? I went to the Coldplay concert at Raleigh's Walnut Creek amphitheatre last night, and was disappointed in the number and placement of recycling containers. The Clearstream recycling containers at the entrance to the venue were nearly empty while the few trash cans in the parking lots overflowed with beer and soda cans. I guess Walnut Creek is only responsible for recycling containers purchased at the amphitheatre, but it would make more sense to have them everywhere people are drinking.

RE3.org said...

One of our case studies and workshop tours was the Greensboro Coliseum (http://www.p2pays.org/BannedMaterials/PlasticBottles/CS_GreensboroColiseum.asp). They not only had recycling bins throughout the parking lot and within the facility, they also provided trash and recycling bags to cars as they entered. Staff then collected the bags during the concert so the tailgating material got picked up.

I think the venue needs to have a culture that supports it and makes it a visible addition to the location. Thanks for your comment.