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10 events that need their own landfills

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m.
The Bonnaroo entrance arch

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Held annually in Manchester, Tenn., Bonnaroo is one music festival that tries its best to be green. But when so many people gather for music and a party, trash is sure to be left behind. This year a record was set for recycled waste, with well over 50 tons of garbage collected. To help, the festival has introduced permanent onsite electricity facilities, a compost heap, a vegetable garden, volunteers who keep watch on the trash (pictured), and a bottle-less water program. This year, they donated 2.5 tons of food to Feed America First and created 30 tons of compost.