Rap For Food will be accepted into the Waste Knot Program at the Annual Awards Ceremony on April 11th. Here’s some information on the program:
The Waste Knot program aims to develop relationships within the Washtenaw County business community to increase waste reduction and recycling activities.
To achieve its mission, the Waste Knot Program provides community-wide recognition and organization-based technical assistance along with value-added education to organizations that exhibit leadership in waste reduction and recycling or to organizations that desire to become leaders in waste reduction and recycling.
More and more organizations have discovered that integrating waste reduction and recycling, sustainability and community leadership into their business practices leads to profitability. Over the last 2 years, the program has grown by 50% and some of our partners have saved over $120,000 a year by implementing waste reduction strategies .
To join Waste Knot we had to explain how we reduce waste in the events we run. We always use compostable products from BeGreen, and take the food waste to compost in Project Grow’s Compost Education Center. That and promoting sustainability and it was an easy sell!
Thank you Washtenaw County for this great opportunity!