Friday, November 09, 2007

Zero Waste results from Louisville USGP

This year the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Series has committed to a Zero Waste initiative, in an effort to minimize the amount of trash produced at all 6 races in the Series. This initiative is being funded by the USGP and Crank Brothers, and organized by the CLIF BAR Development Team and Eco-Cycle.

The goal of a Zero Waste event is to plan out as much of the potential waste stream as possible ahead of time, and then make sure that as much waste produced on race day as possible can be reused, recycled and composted. To learn more about Zero Waste, please visit Eco-Cycle's website.


Diversion Rate: 75.6% (meaning less than 25% of the total materials collected went to the landfill).

Resources Saved: 2 trees, 918 kilowatt hours of energy, 846 gallons of water, and diverted 3900 pounds of compostable materials from the landfill.

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