How Sustain LA Greens Local Festivals and Restaurants

Thanks to detailed sustainability planning and multiple trash-sorting stations at last weekend’s Silver Lake Jubilee, the event successfully diverted 90 percent of trash produced at the event from landfills. According to Sustain LA, of the trash generated by dozens of vendors and more than 10,000 attendees, 3,600 pounds of waste was diverted to compost & recycling (over 2,000 pounds to compost alone) leaving 400 pounds of trash to landfill.

I spoke with Leslie van Keuren Campbell, founder of Sustain LA at the Jubilee and learned how her staff and volunteers help make local restaurants, events and street fairs more sustainable.

Originally posted May 25, 2011 at LAist.com.

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