Contamination is the word used in the waste hauling industry for when the wrong items are put into the different waste streams. Maybe you’ve heard the term “wishful recycling”, for when people toss things they are not sure about into the recycling bin and hope for the best. We want to educate you on this topic so that you are not participating in “wishful composting.” I was at a luncheon the other day collecting the
It’s that gift-giving time of year, which can pose a problem for those trying to lower their carbon footprint by owning and buying less. It can take courage to be the one who breaks the mold, but it’s one more way to live your values. Our Collective Resource Compost team members offered us their suggestions for greener gift giving. Founder/Owner Erlene Howard likes to give experiences rather than things. Most recently she has been giving
buy less food, waste less food
Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry. — Pope Francis Today’s sexy topic is Food Waste. I know that many of our customers are relieved that instead of throwing wasted food in the garbage, they are able to compost it through us. That’s okay, particularly if you are a new customer. But that is Zero Waste 101 and after a few months, we encourage you to
I’ve been thinking about trees a lot lately. Have you seen this video with Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and writer/climate activist George Monbiot? I encourage you to watch all 3 minutes and 39 seconds and show it to as many people as possible. The gist is that planting trees is, forgive the pun, low-hanging fruit as a solution to drawing carbon out of the atmosphere. I personally get a little frustrated when I
Composting ideas
Or a boost of inspiration to share your love for our planet by making more eco-friendly choices and composting. The fall season holds such promise. As it starts to cool down outside, we’re energized. Maybe your kids are going back to school, maybe you are. It’s said that we are all teachers and all students. What are you inspired to learn more about this fall? In Judaism, the holiday of Rosh Hashanah takes place in