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DEN Hopes To Catch Travelers ‘Green Handed’

In an effort to celebrate America Recycles Day, which was Nov. 15, Denver International (DEN) and 16 of its restaurants will be giving gift certificates to passengers who recycle.

The program, which runs through Nov. 20, has members of the airport’s environmental services team combing the main Jeppesen Terminal and the three concourses in search of passengers who are recycling something in one of the airport’s 520 special recycling bins. If they are caught “green handed,” they will be given a certificate for discounts on meals and beverages.

 “America Recycles Day provides DIA with the opportunity to educate our travelling public, business partners and employees about the importance of recycling,” says Janell Barrilleaux, director of environmental programs at DEN. “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.”

Participating restaurants 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.