Chiquita Announces Banana Peel Recycling Program for runDisney Events in 2019

Just as runners are arriving in Disney World for the Disney World Marathon Weekend that kicks off on January 10, Chiquita brand has announced a new banana peel recycling program.

Walt Disney World Marathon ©Disney

This program is a part of Chiquita’s sponsorship of runDisney’s  2018-2019 season and its commitment to sustainability.

During the races this weekend, Chiquita will donate more than 100,000 bananas to runners and spectators.  Chiquita branded waste bins will be placed in strategic locations in the finish line areas to maximize banana peel recycling by runners and spectators.

Chiquita Banana Peel Recycling Program Bins ©Chiquita

If all peels are recycled, the new bins and process, which will be used for the entire 2019 runDisney series, has the capacity to divert upwards of 14 tons of food scraps (28,000 pounds of banana peels) from landfills and turn them into electricity and fertilizer.

Look for Chiquita this weekend in Disney World at the runDisney events. You’ll also find them handing out bananas to runners and spectators at these runDisney events:

  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – February 21-24, 2019
  • Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend – April 4-7, 2019
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – October 31 – November 3, 2019

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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