02 May DIG helps YYC food trucks event achieve 99% diversion
DIG is very pleased to announce that the recent YYC Food Trucks Spring Frenzy event on April 23rd and 24th diverted more than 99% of its waste from the landfill. This is an extraordinary result considering there were more than 20 Food Trucks serving over 5,000 people. DIG’s President, Leor Rotchild said; “For an event of this scale to produce only 8kg of waste, it takes a dedication from the event organizers, Food Truck owners, and the public to produce a zero waste event.” Eight kilograms of waste is a fraction of what fits into your black curb side bin at home.
In addition to providing zero waste stations at the Spring Frenzy, DIG also audited the supplies and practices of each Food Truck. YYC Food Trucks also hired DIG’s H2O Water Buggy for the event so the public could have free, potable drinking water instead of buying expensive disposable water bottles. Finally, because the Spring Frenzy began one day after Earth Day, the DIG team was on hand to engage event goers about how they are making Earth Day every day. Participants were entered into a draw for a free ticket to the Calgary Folk Music Festival and Maleah Grue was the big winner of grand prize.