2015-05-11 10:25:46 AM
For sixth year, Dart employees joined thousands for the Great Los Angeles River Clean Up
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Dart Container is happy to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, the company has volunteered its time to help cleanup the Los Angeles River. The 26th Annual Great LA River Cleanup event, hosted by the Friends of the LA River (FoLAR), is a three-day cleanup at thirteen different sites located along the river. On Saturday, April 18, more than 20 employees, friends and family from Dart’s Corona facility joined hundreds of volunteers and helped clean up litter and debris from the Los Angeles River. The FoLAR annual Great LA River Cleanup started 26 years ago with ten volunteers and has since grown to over 3,000 people who are dedicated to keeping the LA River beautiful and free of litter. “Dart Container is dedicated to keeping our environment beautiful, and are proud that our employees, friends and family share that commitment,” said Michael Westerfield, Director of Recycling for Dart Container. “We’re honored to volunteer for the Los Angeles River Cleanup for the sixth year and will continue to participate in such a great cause.” Dart employees who participated in the Los Angeles River cleanup also educated volunteers on how expanded polystyrene products, like foam cups, bowls, and “clamshell” take-out containers can be recycled in LA’s residential curbside program. These foam products stamped with the chasing arrows triangle that have the number six in the middle is a thermoplastic and can be recycled repeatedly. Popular products made with this recycled material include picture frames and crown molding. To learn more about Friends of the LA River (FoLAR), visit http://folar.org.