About 300 people filtered through the first bi-annual Bristol Recycles Day Saturday, held at the Town Common.
“For a first-time initiative, we’re pretty pleased,” said Keith Maloney, chairman of the recycling committee.
Visitors learned how to pack a lunch using all recyclable materials, generating less waste; the importance of worms in composting; and how to collect and reuse rainwater, among other things.
There was also a station set up for a blind taste test, pitting tap water against bottled water.
“Tap water is pretty comparable to bottled water,” said Aley Dzwill, a Roger Williams University student and member of the school’s Eco-Rep team. “It’s just as good if you use a filter on the spout.”
“Most picked which was tap water accurately,” she said.
The committee will host another like-event in the spring.