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Environmental science demo set at Niagara County Fair

by jmaloni
Tue, Aug 2nd 2011 12:15 pm

Biodegradable/compostable materials included at breakfast

Niagara County's government will provide a demonstration of what new technologies mean for the environment - and for the bottom line - at Wednesday's Farm/City Breakfast at the Niagara County Fair, as part of the "Go Green/Wear Green" Day.

County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm will discuss how new strides in the manufacture of biodegradable plastics allow for more environmentally friendly - and more cost-effective - production of materials during the breakfast. The new synthetics, made from organic materials rather than petrochemicals, can often be purchased for costs below that of landfill-cluttering conventional plastics.

The catch?  In a move reminiscent of the "Folgers switch," some diners at the breakfast will be eating with new, biodegradable utensils.

WHO: Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm, on behalf of Niagara County Legislature Public Works Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster.                                               

WHAT: Discussing and demonstrating biodegradable/compostable plastics, including providing some diners with utensils manufactured from the new environmentally benign materials.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m    

WHERE: Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.

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