Building a More Sustainable Rose Parade Float

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Los Angeles County

The Tournament of Roses will provide containers for organic waste, recyclables, and trash to be collected by Cal Poly Rose Float (Cal Poly Pomona). To reduce contamination, float decorators will be educated on how to properly sort material into the correct containers. The material will be hauled to an MRF, where clean streams of organics will be recycled into compost, establishing a model that can be scaled to support other float builders in the future.