Red, White & BOOM! Increases Recycling Numbers
Columbus, Ohio (July10, 2009) Red, White & BOOM! offered recycling for the second year in a row and the people in attendance took full advantage of the “green” option by recycling 21,980 pounds of waste compared to the 2008 event, where 3,000 pounds were recycled.
"We are extremely pleased with the recycling results from Red, White & BOOM! It surpassed our goals and expectations. Central Ohio and Columbus residents clearly demonstrated their commitment to being environmentally conscious through the recycling effort. Rumpke is honored to have been part of such a great event and to work in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Promotions One to bring recycling to BOOM!," said Todd Wielinski, Operations Manager for Rumpke.
Red, White & BOOM! partnered with Rumpke Recycling, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Promotions One, Inc. to place 250 recycling containers around the event. The 96-gallon recycling containers were green and easily identified by the bright yellow lid with a hole cut in the top. Attendees and vendors could recycle paper products, cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass bottles. Rumpke Recycling crews continually collected the recyclables during the event. The materials were transported to Rumpke Recycling’s material recovery facility, located on Fields Avenue in Columbus, for sorting and processing. A video of the recycling process is available on www.rumpkrecycling.com.
“This year’s dramatic increase in participation reflects growing public recognition that recycling is more than an important environmental issue,” said Sean Logan, ODNR Director. “It is a key part of economic development, quality of life and Ohio’s overall competitive position. We are proud to participate in this unique partnership.”
“This three-pronged relationship represents one of Ohio’s examples of public/private partnerships related to the festival environment. On behalf of Red, White & BOOM! and Promotions One, I want to thank both ODNR and Rumpke for their belief and support of a concept that has become a statewide model, a reality,” said Mike Collins, Executive Director of Red, White & BOOM! and President of Promotions One, Inc.
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Jonathan Kissell, Rumpke Recycling, (513) 741-6062
Lindsey Weiker, Red, White & BOOM!, (614) 299-8628