collective resource celebrates 5000 tons of compost waste diverted
How does one celebrate diverting 5000 tons of organic waste out of the landfill and into making healthy, useful compost? By thanking everyone who got us to this milestone, of course. The vital need for composting your food scraps wasn’t always an easy sell. There were some lean years when we heard, “I have to pay for this service?” and “Shouldn’t you be paying me for my food scraps?” more than we heard “How can
How to reduce the use of plastic in your daily life
How to reduce the use of plastic in your daily life? The need to reduce and ultimately eliminate our consumption of single-use plastics is paramount. Both the creation and the disposal of these petroleum-based products are causing alarming damage to both our land and waterways. Many of you have already taken steps by bringing your own bags for shopping, refusing straws, and giving the barista your travel mug. We’d like to inspire you to think
How can flower giving be made more sustainable
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
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