Media Alert: French Quarter Businesses take tour of local Recycling Facility in honor of America Recycles Day

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press contact: Liz Shephard, CEO, LifeCity, (504) 909-2489 (o), (813) 417-0392 (c), Liz@mylifecity.com. What: In honor of America Recycles Day, local community partners have sponsored an event to educate businesses and political leaders about recycling in our community through a workshop and tour of a local material recycling facility. When: November 15th, 1:30 pm – 1:45pm, followed by tour from 1:45-2:15 pm. Where: 808 L & A Road, Metairie, LA, 70001 Building is located off of Airline Hwy at Republic Service’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF).  This is the only material recycling facility in New Orleans and is seeking to expand.  Local business leaders and City Council members will speak, and then take a tour of the recycling facility. With Whom: City Council Member Ramsey, French Quarter Business Leaders, the Sewage & Water Board, LifeCity, Republic Services, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the New Orleans Chamber Foundation, Latrobe’s on Royal, Cajun Encounters, and more. Why: New Orleans only recycles 5% of its waste (eligible for pick up by the City of New Orleans).  This number is low when compared to cities like San Francisco that recycle 80-90% of their waste.  In honor of America Recycles Day, the City Council is providing a resolution to support increasing recycling in our community, in order to create jobs, protect resources for future generations, support sustainable business development, and reduce the harm that landfills so often cause near disadvantaged communities. There are still spots available for the Business Recycling Workshop at Latrobe's On Royal and Recycling Facility Tour (the bus is full). More details about both events here. Please join us today!

Businesses interested in more support and resources are encouraged to contact LifeCity at green@mylifecity.com.

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