In honor of Norwalk's 2010 Green Fair, Christie Lane Industries is making the 5K medals out of recycled bottle glass that it collects as part of its Small Business Recycling Program (a.k.a. CLI Recycling).
Customers of CLI Recycling pay $10 per pick-up to recycle their paper, cardboard, magazines, steel, aluminum, 1 plastic, 2 plastic, 4 plastic and glass. Of these materials, glass is the most problematic to recycle because of its weight and how easily it breaks. This is one of the reasons that CLI has developed recycled glass products, such as CLI's 20 percent and 100 percent recycled glass tile.
Christie Lane Industries picks up recycling from 29 customers in Norwalk. Three long-time Norwalk customers have been the Office Bar, Blutos and the Norwalk Eagles. The Green Fair 5K medallions will be made from Ohio clay and recycled bottle glass collected from these three establishments.