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Celebrate Davis! nears goal of zero waste

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From page A4 | June 13, 2014 |

By the numbers

Landfill waste: 47 pounds

Compost: 260 pounds

Recyclables: 406 pounds

Total material generated: 713 pounds

Diversion rate: 93.4%

Celebrate Davis! 2014 featured a zero-waste goal and came darn close, the Davis Chamber of Commerce reported this week. A total of 93 percent of event-related discards were composted or recycled, Kemble Pope, executive director, announced.

Celebrate Davis! connects Chamber members with more than 12,000 Davis residents during an evening of family fun, capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. The festivities happen every year on the third Thursday in May at Community Park, with 100-plus vendors from the community showcasing their services and food.

In 2011, the city of Davis passed a resolution that echoed the state goal of diverting 75 percent of waste from the landfill by 2020 and adopted the eventual goal of zero waste.

The Chamber took on this goal for Celebrate Davis! Thanks to some help from the city’s sanitation enterprise fund and Waste Busters, an event-greening service established in Davis in 2008, the event featured clearly labeled compost and recycling bins alongside smaller waste bins to show that almost everything at the event could be recycled.

Chamber staff monitored bins and did additional sorting to ensure that the good stuff was captured for recycling or composting.

“The city has taken a variety of measures to increase recycling, capture compostable organics for composting and to reduce waste generation by eliminating pesky products that have little recovery value,” a Chamber news release said. “Some of these measures include accepting a wider range of recyclable plastics in curbside bins, a commercial organics route for restaurants and the plastic bag ban.

“As more than 90 percent of the waste stream can be recovered with current technology and programs, we can make major progress toward this goal with simple proper source separation for recovery, or keeping the good stuff out of the waste stream.”

Be on the lookout for Waste Busters staff and volunteers, as they’ll be back at the Fourth of July festivities in Community Park to ensure another successful zero-waste event, the Chamber said.

Enterprise staff

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