The next time you go to a local festival, take a break from sipping your lemonade and look around. A lot of hard work goes into planning and hosting a large event. Behind all the delicious food, entertaining music and tantalizing wares is a large infrastructure.
One of the behind-the-scenes necessities is dealing with all the recycling and garbage. Even though festivals only last a day or two, they generate a lot of waste. Much of this waste can be reduced through recycling, but most events have not offered it in the past. Recent state law Assembly Bill (AB) 2176 is changing that by requiring events of a certain size to develop a plan, and then provide recycling.
To make it easier for event planners to reduce waste, the RethinkWaste has prepared a short how-to guide, which explains AB 2176 requirements in detail. For a free copy visit our Venues and Special Events page.
Simply offering recycling at events is only the first step to reducing event waste. To be effective, people who go to the events have to recycle. This is where you can help! At the next event you attend, look for recycling bins. Also keep an eye out for the new RethinkWaste recycling trailer. Another tool available to event planners, this colorful trailer transports recycling supplies and reminds us all to recycle.