EAA AirVenture boosts recycling effort

 - October 1, 2009, 7:11 AM

The 578,000 or so people who attended this year’s EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., consumed beverages contained in at least six tons of packaging. This year Anheuser-Busch Recycling and local Aviation Explorer Posts teamed up and collected 11,780 pounds of recyclable materials from the show grounds, including campgrounds. The haul of materials consisted of 70 percent plastic and 30 percent aluminum cans. Anheuser-Busch donated 25,000 recycling bags for the campground areas, and these and other recyclable materials were processed by Waste Management, which donated roll-off containers and hauling costs. Waste Management also gave sale proceeds for the recyclable materials to the Explorer Posts, which uses the funds to support youth aviation programs.