Traditional and Green

Traditional and Green

How can flower giving be made more sustainable? Flowers are one of the traditional ways to show love or gratitude among other feelings but the single-use nature of flower bouquets is not the most sustainable. Composting them is one of the best ways to show your love for our planet once they are past their prime. Collective Resource would like to show our love for the flower-focused businesses and organizations in the Chicago area that […]

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Disposable Compostable Resources

We highly encourage our zero waste event customers to use reusable plates, cups, and utensils whenever possible. However, if you choose to purchase disposable products when using our services, we ask that you select compostable products. Following is a guide to help you find the compostable disposables that are right for your event. Note that the paper goods should say “compostable” or 100% paper (with no coating). Biodegradable does not necessarily mean compostable. Chinet plates – Costco, […]

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What to compost with commercial composting

What to compost with commercial composting

What Do We Take? YES FOOD PRODUCTS Baked goods Bones Breads Candy Cereal Coffee grounds Dairy products Eggshells Fish/seafood Fried food All fruits Meats Grain products All vegetables Spices/herbs Sugars/syrup Tea PAPER PRODUCTS Coffee filters Sugar/salt/pepper packets Egg cartons Gift bags Gift wrap Blue masking tape Paper food packaging Microwave popcorn bags Newspaper Food soiled paper Pencils Tea bags Waxed PaperWood products/sawdust OTHER BPI certified compostable bags BPI compostable products Cold ashes from fireplace/grill Cellulose […]

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