Earth Day Houston is proud to enable Houstonians and all attendees the opportunity to experience a waste-free event. Perhaps this could spread to other events and even become the tipping point for a more balanced material waste stream in Houston. This challenge is bold.
We will feature three types of waste receptacles: recycling bins, compost bins, and regular trash cans. The receptacles will be attended by Recycling Ambassadors to educate the attendees on the proper choice in real time. The Recycling Ambassadors will track the weight of recycling materials and compostable material being diverted from the landfill, and will track items destined for the landfill and the collective weight of the trash. These numbers will serve as a baseline for future events.