The race had 3,000 participants -- and 250 dogs registered! It was a really nice day, and everyone looked so festive in their costumes.
Lindsay, left, is the champion behind the race's first recycling/composting effort. After working so hard at the YWCA triathlon, I was so grateful to just be a regular volunteer while Lindsay was in charge of all the zero-waste logistics!
I cringed when I saw all the food for the racers was in plastic bags, but we did capture a good portion of the bags for recycling.
And they're off!
Chip bags, which I'll send to TerraCycle for recycling.
Lindsay standing by two big bags of plastic bags collected for recycling.
Composting and recycling carts lined up to be picked up by the city of Minneapolis. Here're the stats:
bottles and cans: 21.2 lbs
plastic bags/film: 15.8 lbs
chip bags/candy wrappers: 2.9 lbs
cardboard/paper: 122 lbs
compostables: 134.5 lbs
trash: 33.1 lbs
for a diversion rate of 90 percent!