FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 12, 2012
Little Rock River Market
(501)320-3503 Office / (501) 804-1262 Cell
WHAT: River Market Goes Green Press Conference
WHEN: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Wednesday, June 13
WHERE: River Market – West Pavilion
400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
DETAILS: Bryan Day, Assistant City Manager; Gretchen Hall, President
& CEO Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tim
Heiple, Keep Little Rock Beautiful / River Market
Neighborhood Association; and David Steinmetz, Waste
Management will all discuss this pilot program & meaning
for the River Market District and City of Little Rock.
Participating Restaurants will demonstrate the amount of
glass collected on average per night with a “Glass Smash”.
Waste Management’s new single stream recycling dumpster
on Display. Ripple Glass & Owens Corning will show end
products made from recycled glass.
Visit participating restaurants tonight for special promotions
celebrating that the River Market is going GREEN!
PHOTO OPPS: City Leaders, Glass Smash, Waste Management Display
Ripple Glass / Owens Corning Display
FUN FACTS: It’s estimated that 60% of River Market District Restaurant trash is made of recyclables like cardboard and glass.
It takes 6, 12oz Beer Bottles to make enough insulation to fill a standard wall cavity.
The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials.
On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.
So far this year, Ripple has recycled over 32 Million bottles and jars.
In 2011, Ripple Glass recycled enough glass to produce nearly 100 million Boulevard beer bottles. Placed end to end, these bottles would stretch almost halfway around the earth.