Greening initiative

Ribfest is the first event to make a point in recycling. Most of the food, paper, cardboard, beer can and more will not find it’s way to the landfill.

Ribfest Greening

In 2019 the Rotary Club of Winnipeg continued with its “Greening RIBFEST” efforts including: recycling of beverage containers and cardboard; collection and composting of organic waste (food, bones, paper waste); encouraging bicycling to the event (bike corral provide); and the recycling of cooking grease.

Look at what we accomplished through our Waste Sorting for approximately 15,000 Ribfest visitors…thanks to our many dedicated volunteers we were able to:

  • Recycling:
    • 20 cubic yards of cardboard and beverage containers diverted to recycling…thanks to Green for Life Inc. and Recycle Everywhere (23 cubic yards in 2018, 14 cubic yards in 2017).
    • 550 gallons of cooking grease collected for recycling…thanks to Rothsay (475 gallons in 2018).
  • Composting:
    • 16 cubic yards of food waste and compostable food containers diverted to compost…thanks to The Forks Market for use of their compost site, to Home Depot for the donation of compost bags, and to the ribbers for using compostable food containers (20 cubic yards in 2018, 12 cubic yards in 2017).
  • Commuting
    • 116 cyclists using the bike corral (177 in 2018, 113 in 2017).

In 2020 we will continue to improve the “Greening of RIBFEST” in our commitment to producing and environmentally friendly event.

Ribfest is the first event to make a point in recycling. Most of the food, paper, cardboard, beer can and more will not find it’s way to the landfill.

IN fact, our landfill remains are getting smaller and smaller every year