On April 19th, 2009 the largest free annual environmental fair in the world was held in Balboa Park in San Diego. “R” Stations were set up around the park to demonstrate the 7 R’s: recycle, reduce, reuse, rot, repair, redesign, and regulate. Recycling, composting, trash bins were placed throughout the park and were staffed by volunteers, including the Solana Center Master Composters. Vendors used compostable and recyclable containers and cutlery and all food items were accepted in the compost bins. Below are the number for each bin:
Recycling – 2.33 tons
Composting– 1.28 tons
Trash – .9 tons
Total diversion rate: 80% of recyclables and organics were kept out of the landfill!
Next year’s goal: 90%
Thank you to all of the Master Composters who helped with the event!