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Mar 12

Two Snowmass Village Businesses Reduce Waste in Cup Challenge

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM by Kelly Vaughn

Two Snowmass Village businesses recently participated in the Waste Free Roaring Fork Cup Challenge, a valley-wide effort to reduce waste and build public awareness on the importance of the local environment. 

The following is an update on results from Waste Free Roaring Fork:
Waste Free Roaring Fork would like to thank the participating coffee shops: Bonfire Coffee and Dos Gringos in Carbondale; Saxy's Cafe in Basalt, Starbucks at the Westin and Fuel in Snowmass Village, Frank Thirion's French Pastry Cafe at the ABC and in Aspen, Ink! Coffee, Peach's Cafe, Paradise Bakery, Spring Cafe, and Starbucks Coffee in Aspen.

Over the course of the 5 days, these 13 shops:
  • Reduced 2,095 paper cups
  • Avoided 524 pounds of CO2 emissions
If the Cup Challenge continued for the rest of the year:
  • These shops could avoid 38,252 lbs of CO2
  • Save 58.4 trees 
  • Avoid over a ton (literally) of waste
(For more data associated with reducing paper cups, view this great inforgraphic).

The Woody Creek Community Center won the Cup Challenge with a 59% reusable mug rate. For their efforts, they will receive $1,000 from Energy Smart for energy efficiency improvements for their store.

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