World Equestrian Games to go green

September 5, 2010

More than 360 tons of materials that would otherwise have gone to landfill will be recycled and composted during the 16 days of the World Equestrian Games, which start later this month.


Green Duck's compostable hot cup and
new compostable lid system, created by
Stalkmarket.

WEG has partnered with Green Duck composting and recycling solutions company, and will use eco-stations for recyclables, compostables and waste materials, and compostable to-go food service packaging, including plates, cups, cutlery and food containers will also be used during the event.

More than 90 percent of the packaging for food service will be diverted from the landfill, and instead be turned into nutrient-rich compost soil.

Volunteers will be on hand at the eco-station sites to assist spectators in where to place their disposables.

"Green Duck is excited and proud to be a part of greening the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. We look forward to the event in addition to greatly reducing the amount of waste generated through recycling and composting," said Jocelyn Tice, founder of Green Duck.

Green Duck is a company committed to distributing goods that cause the least amount of harm to the environment.