To celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, Denver International Airport and 16 of its shops and restaurants will be rewarding passengers who recycle with gift certificates for an entire week starting on November 16 and running through November 20. The way to win is by getting caught “green handed” in the act of recycling something at one of Denver International Airport’s 520 special recycling bins.
Members of DIA’s Environmental Services team will be combing the main Jeppesen Terminal and the three concourses looking for passengers who are recycling. Participating restaurants have provided gift certificates for discounts on meals and beverages at the airport and include Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; Boulder Beer Tap House; Burger King; Caribou Coffee; Chef Jimmy’s; The CofTea Shop; Dazbog Coffee; Einstein Bros. Bagels; Jamba Juice; Lefty’s Mile High Grille, Colorado Trails Grille, and Front Range Grille; Mesa Verde Lounge; Red Rocks Bar & Grill; Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; Schlotzsky’s Deli; TCBY; and Coffee Beanery/UNO Pizza.
“America Recycles Day provides DIA with the opportunity to educate our traveling public, business partners, and employees about the importance of recycling,” says Janell Barrilleaux, director of environmental programs at DIA. “Recycling conserves resources, reduces waste, and in many cases, reduces costs. With the generous participation by our restaurants and shops, we’re hoping to raise the level of awareness about DIA’s environmental programs—and make it fun at the same time.”