Join Columbus Coffee Festival as we make an effort to minimize waste at our event! In 2018 we provided every guest, vendor, volunteer and staff member with a commemorative mug to use while enjoying coffee samples over the two-day festival. We estimated that we were able to eliminate over 18,000 paper or styrofoam cups from ending up in a landfill. These mugs created their own level of waste through packaging, all of which were flattened and taken offsite for recycling. We also worked with our roasters to collect over 70 gallons and 350 pounds of coffee grounds which were composted after the event. As Columbus Coffee Festival continues to grow, we will continue to implement new measures to reduce, reuse and recycle at our event. For more information visit: https://www.swaco.org/