May 20, 2016


Over 3,000 pounds of organic waste collected during friendly competition


Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 20, 2016 — The winners of the inaugural Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge have been announced. The Most Enthusiastic Team is HTFC Planning and Design; the Best Compost Champion is Ryan Epp of ft3; the Heavyweight Champion is University of Manitoba’s Dining Services at the Bannatyne Campus; and the draw prize winner is Alara Matsyk of Prairie Architects. 


The Downtown Challenge was a friendly composting competition for registered offices and organizations in the downtown area. Twenty-two participating locations were set up with compost bins on Earth Day, and Compost Winnipeg staff weighed and collected the organic waste at each location for two weeks. 


"It's really eye-opening and motivating to see the amount of compostable organics our office had previously been wasting," says Leah Defoort of HTFC Planning and Design, the office that won the Most Enthusiastic Tea...

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