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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Recycling and composting benefits from the 2017 Peach Fest

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Congratulations Lafayette! Here are the benefits from striving for Zero Waste at the 2017 Peach Festival.  Follow the link below to view an in depth description of these calculations.

RESOURCES IMPACT
The Peach Festival recovered:

  • 2704 pounds of materials through recycling and composting
  • 85% of all your discards!

ENERGY & CLIMATE IMPACTS
The Peach Festival recovered:

  • 81 gallons of gasoline in energy savings
  • 6115 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions

COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPACTS
The Peach Festival recovered:

  • 13.2 pounds of air pollution
  • 5.2 pounds of water pollution
  • 6.2 pounds of toxic herbicides that threaten plants, wildlife,
    humans and our food systems
  • 1564 pounds of substances that threaten human health,

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