The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) opened its doors in 1976 in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Today, at over 3.9 million square feet, the Convention Center is one of the largest in the nation. It also sees about 1 million people pass through its doors each year, but even with this traffic, the GWCC is leading the way in being “green,” by diverting a significant amount of trash from landfills.
Through recycling, donating leftover food, and composting, the GWCC says that in the first quarter, they were able to prevent 96 tons of waste from being thrown away. In 2009, the Center was able to divert 216 million tons for the entire year. A significant portion of the waste diversion came at an Microsoft event held in April. There, GWCC managed to divert 64% of the 57 tons of trash created at the four-day event. This included baling 1.4 tons of cardboard and 4.2 tons of plastic, aluminum, paper, and glass. Microsoft helped with the project as did Levy Restaurants, who donated 1.5 tons of food to the Atlanta Union Mission and 29 tons food waste to be composted.
In a statement issued by the GWCC, assistant general manager Patrick Skaggs said, “We are constantly working to improve and expand our sustainable practices and hope that numbers like this will be the norm in the future.”
That means that any future event, trade show, convention or conference held at the GWCC will not only be great for business, but for the environment as well.
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