The Zero Waste Results Are In

Together, we composted or recycled nearly everything at Maha.

August 2, 2022

Maha volunteers make sure you know which bin to use. Photo by Audrey Hertel.

You did it!

You came to Maha. You composted. You recycled. You reduced. You helped us go zero waste! ⁣

Last weekend

♻️ 4,754 pounds were saved from a landfill ⁣— 90% of the total on-site waste
♻️ 5,000+ plastic water bottles never even used thanks to the FNBO Free Water Stations ⁣
♻️ 100+ recycling volunteers made it all happen⁣

Shoutout to

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) for supporting Maha’s sustainability initiatives!⁣
Hillside Solutions for the gigantic effort this took!⁣
Every Maha volunteer! ⁣
Everyone who used the right trash bin! ⁣

“Zero waste, baby!”⁣

How did we do it?

We talked about our approach to sustainability back in April. (Read that here.)

Let’s just say the amount of trash sorting is no joke. Go behind the scenes with Hillside Solutions here.

Recycling monitor volunteers make sure the sorting stays on track throughout the weekend. We also ask food and drink vendors to use compostable or recyclable packaging, and ask attendees to leave non-environmentally friendly items at home. In short, everyone played a part. High five for making Maha one of Nebraska’s first large-scale zero waste events! ⁣