Zero Waste Breakfast Diverts 98.8% of Waste from Landfill

March 17, 2008 on 10:17 am | In Compost, Recycle, Zero Waste | 1 Comment
Zero Waste Breakfast

Zero Waste Breakfast

Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club’s Annual Pancake Breakfast yielded 30 oz. of waste for the local landfill. Under the guidance of the Solid Waste District Staff the Kiwanis Club members turned their annual fundraising breakfast into a Zero Waste Event. On Saturday morning, March 14, 2008 club members served 447 breakfasts yielding 157 lbs. 2 oz. of material that in the past headed for the waste stream.

Through careful segregation of waste materials 85 lbs. 4 oz. went to a commercial composting operation, 25 lbs. 10 oz. of cardboard, box board, and plastic containers went to recycling, 44 lbs. 6 oz. of food material went to a local food pantry, leaving just 1 lb. 4 oz. of waste (mostly plastic bottle caps and cellophane) going to the landfill. This represents a diversion rate of 98.8%

Congratulations Kiwanis Club!

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  1. Congrations For having zero waste. We all need to our part and recycle more then we do. We could have zero waste around our homes too. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Lynda wilkerson — March 17, 2008 #

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