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Rock the Green Sustainability Festival Achieves 100% Zero Waste

The Rock the Green Sustainability Festival achieved its goal of being a 100% Zero Waste festival, with 99 percent of waste stream going to compost (thanks to Compost Crusader & Blue Ribbon Organics) and recycling, and 100 percent of festival food scraps processed in Rock the Green’s proprietary food grinding stations and processed into Milorganite by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. At the 2017 festival, only 25 pounds (less than 0.5 percent of total waste) of unrecyclable/uncompostable waste was produced, compared to 440 lbs. the year before. Covanta upcycled this small remnant of 25 lbs. into energy. The bottom line is: Rock the Green produced zero waste! On-site solar powered ene

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