“Waste Management of Iowa is excited to see the success of our state fair recycling efforts continue to grow,” said Lisa Disbrow, Waste Management of Iowa spokesperson. “Our goals this year were not only aimed at increasing recycling at the event, but also educating attendees and encouraging them to recycle when they left the fairgrounds.”
Waste Management worked with vendors at the fair to encourage recycling, and launched an educational program for the 1200 campers in the campgrounds that led to more than 8.6 tons of recycling in that area alone.
“The Iowa State Fair is proud to demonstrate what is possible when we focus on the importance of being green citizens and lead by example,” said Iowa State Fair CEO and Manager Gary Slater. “By educating attendees and providing convenient recycling opportunities, we are able to set new records year after year.”
The Iowa State Fair is an 11-day event that hosts more than one million attendees. The 2013 Iowa State Fair ended August 18 and the 2014 Fair is August 7-17.
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