The Millbrae Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with South San Francisco Scavenger, Boy Scout Troop 355 and the City of Millbrae to promote and encourage Zero Waste at the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, August 31 – September 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Broadway.
“Every day we talk about ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle,” said Lorianne Richardson, President/CEO of the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce. “We’re on a mission to make this a Zero Waste festival — it’s a top priority. We want to do everything possible to maximize recycling and minimize trash.”
The festival has taken steps to make it easier than ever for festivalgoers and vendors to conserve resources. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. Beer and wine are served in reusable (and collectable!) glassware. Food vendors are required to use recyclable or compostable serviceware. Specially marked waste stations are positioned throughout the festival for the collection of recyclable bottles and cans as well as compostable items like meat and bones, chopsticks, skewers, paper plates, cups and napkins. Larger bins and debris boxes for these materials as well as cardboard and mixed paper are positioned behind the scenes for use by vendors and event staff.
For the first time, the festival will be partnering with PathWater, selling its 100% responsibly and locally sourced water in an aluminum reusable bottle. Water provider Oollee will have a re-filling station for festivalgoers to replenish their reusable bottles with clean, fresh water.
“We’re delighted to partner again with the Chamber of Commerce,” said South San Francisco Scavenger Company’s Doug Button. “It helps us to send less to the landfill and fits with our overall efforts to create a sustainable community.”
The festival is also encouraging the use of public transportation, bicycles and car pools to minimize carbon emissions and reduce vehicular traffic. The Millbrae BART/Caltrain station is located conveniently – just a short walk to the festival.
South San Francisco Scavenger Company is a leading integrated solid waste management company in the Bay Area. The company provides collection services to residential and commercial customers in Millbrae, South San Francisco and Brisbane. For additional information, please visit http://www.ssfscavenger.com