21 Jul '11, 7am

Milwaukee’s Summerfest Recycles Single-Use Drink Cups

Milwaukee’s Summerfest Recycles Single-Use Drink Cups

It’s not common to be able to recycle your single-use drink cup at a concert or stadium, but attendees to Milwaukee’s recent Summerfest were able to toss their drink cups into the recycling bin. Photo: Solo Cup Company This year’s Summerfest in Milwaukee featured an impressive line-up of musical acts, including Kanye West and Britney Spears, but the new recycling program at the world’s largest music festival, which ended on July 10, also received top billing. In addition to recycling plastic drink bottles, as in previous years, Summerfest attendees could also toss their plastic drink cups into the recycling bin for the first time this year. The festival’s organizers sourced the recyclable drink cups from Solo Cup Company , makers of the iconic red cup used at parties and large events. While typical single-use drink cups are made from plastic #6 polystyrene or #5 polypropyl...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/07/21/milwaukee-summerfest-...

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