romance meets sustainability at collective resource
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for a special restaurant for this special occasion? We’d like to introduce you to four that are part of a composting community. Campagnola 815 Chicago Ave, Evanston Catch 35 35 W. Wacker Dr, Chicago Hearth 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston Spacca Napoli 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave, Chicago
sustainable gift wrapping
How to wrap gifts sustainably? ‘Tis the season to wrap and give gifts. Tubes of holiday wrapping paper are almost always wrapped in film plastic and often the paper itself is foil-stamped, making it not recyclable. Our team at Collective Resource would like to pass on a couple of clever tips from our employees to make your holiday wrapping a gift to our planet as well. Mary Beth, one of our zero waste consultants, suggests
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,
what to compost in commercial compost
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
We are realizing that this thing we’ve been doing our whole lives has been contributing to global warming.  They create methane, a greenhouse gas that is 34 times more damaging than CO2.