The unveiling of a coffee cup recycling centre is the highlight of Earth Day activities in Grande Prairie tomorrow. Michelle Gairdner of the city’s environmental stewardship department says the special recycling containers will be located at all Esquires Coffee locations in Grande Prairie. She adds the idea came from Michelle Burke of Esquires.
“We were talking about earth day and she said ‘hey, I have this cool thing.’ So we said ‘ this is really neat.’ and Aquatera was also interested as well. So we just thought it would be a different way to kick off earth day.”
The unveiling will take place at 9:15 am at the Esquires in the Montrose Cultural Centre. Gairdner says the goal is to keep as many coffee cups out of the landfill as they can.