Play "Guess That Bin" with McGinnis McGinnis from Greenopolis TV at The Sustainable Brands Conference for tips on how to strive for a zero waste event.
Sustainable brands 2011 is aiming to be another no-waste event this year, thanks in partnership with Greenopolis recycling.
In addition to Greenpolis kiosks at the sustainable brands conference, Greenopolis is also providing bins to collect items that don't necessarily go into the kiosks. Lee is helping man them.
Lee says that it's been a lot of fun partnering with Greenopolis and there's a lot energy being brought forth by the team.
The box are recyclable themselves which is really important— most bins around are just plastic. It's really special to be able to take out the boxes outside and recycle them afterwards.
So let's play guess that bin!
Question: Where do you think the sugar packets should go? Which bin?
Question: How about banana peel?
Question: How about the top of a coffee cup from outside?
Answer: Unfortunately, that's not recyclable and it is going to the trash.
Lee's group is trying to work with local places and make them use better products.
Question: How about the sleeve around the coffee cup?
Answer: The sleeve around the coffee cup is actually recyclable. It is made from paper products.
Question: How about the cup itself?
Answer: Trash unfortunately. But a clean cup - if you just wash it out a little bit, then it can go into the recycling bin.
Great tip: wash out your coffee cups and now they're recyclable!