July 28

Cigarette Recycling Program


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The Georgia World Congress Center started a new recycling program in recent months. We have joined in on Terracycle’s brigades program which collects hard to recycle waste. By joining the cigarette waste brigade, we are sending Terracycle material that will be used to make new products such as ash trays, crates, and park benches.  http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/cigarette-waste-brigade.html

Early in July, GWCC hosted the 2015 International Convention and was able to divert 35 pounds of cigarette waste from landfills. The amount of cigarette waste captured was comparable to approximately the weight of a small bale of hay. We look forward to ever-improving our waste diversion efforts with all of our waste streams and are committed to “Seeing Green!”

Answer the sustainability trivia below for a chance to win #SeeGreen swag!

 

____________ _____, which covers the Red Parking Deck, reduces stormwater runoff and the urban heat island effect.