It took a bit longer to tally than the runners’ times, but today brings great news from our friends at SCA:
According to the report, of the 29.3 tons of waste generated at the 2013 Marathon, approximately 85.7 percent, or 25.1 tons was diverted from landfill. This indicates an increase over the 2012 Marathon, where 24.7 tons of waste was diverted. The City’s projections for the 2013 Marathon were an 85 percent diversion rate.
See the full press release at SCA’s website. The next Waste-Watchers volunteer opportunity will be at the Philly Cycling Classic on June 1st. If you’re interested in helping Philadelphia meet its waste diversion targets at this event, RSVP at this link.