Memorial Day was really special this year for several reasons. We spent a beautfil, blue sky, eighty degree day at Tyee Vineyards in Corvallis Oregon. Great food, wine and music were provided by the Vineyard and Nearly Normals restaurant. Both Tyee and Nearly Normals partnered with EcNow Tech to make the event green by using compostable products.
Tyee is a century farm with several generations of the family growing and producing outstanding wines. They recently purchased a solar grid and will power all of the winery operations with the solar cells. Not only is the wine outstanding but they are tremendous community supporters.
EcNow Tech helped with the event by providing the compostable wine tasting cups and food service products like plates, utensils, hot and cold cups. At the event we provided signage for the garbage cans for compostable products and assisted attendees with finding the right cans for regular versus compostable garbage. Education and proper signage are the keys to a successful event.
I am proud to say that the event went very well and it is very satisfying to say that at the end of the 200 person event there were two fifty five gallon trash bags of compostable and food waste versus a small handful of regular trash. Before sending the waste to the commercial compost facility sorting was done to determine how well the signage and assistance worked at the event.
The pictures below show the quantity of disposable products ready for composting and the water bottles which were mixed in the compostable waste bags. There were a few, small plastic bags also mixed in with the compostable materials. Not too bad for an event this size. Most people read the signage and made the right decisions with little or no assistance.
Great food, great wine, great people, great music and two fifty five gallon bags of waste to be turned into useable compost in 60-90 days. It doesn’t get any better than that ! Congratulations to Tyee Vineyards and Nearly Normals for going GREEN.