Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Centre County Festivals Generate Fun And 2,600 Pounds Of Recyclables

Over 2,600 pounds of organics and recyclable material were collected during the four day Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and The People’s Choice Festival in Centre County.
Over 47,000 water bottles were recycled between the two festivals – that’s over 30,000 feet of water bottles stacked top to bottom-- enough to reach an airplane in flight.
Over 1,100 pounds of cardboard, plastic and glass were recycled at People’s Choice and 1,500 pounds of organics, plastic bottles, metal cans, lemonade cups and French fry buckets were recycled at Arts Fest.  
Arts Fest keeps getting “greener” each year thanks to the efforts of Fest Zero; a group of Penn State Alumni, current students and concerned citizens, the Borough of State College,  the Pennsylvania State University and the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority.  
Compost and recycling bins were placed next to each trash can and for the first time in the 50 years of the festival, vendors purchased compostable plates and cutlery.
It was a great year for recycling at our local festivals.  Lemont Fest also had a plentiful recycling program.
The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority thanks all of the fair-goers who did the right thing!

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