The waste-diversion effort Sunday at the Linden Hills Festival was a smashing success.
448 lbs of compostables
39 lbs of trash
Gail Rosenblum wrote about it for Tuesday's Star Tribune.
Here I am manning my post
Ten carts full of organics
ONE bag of trash, three-quarters full
Keiko Veasey, organizer of the festival's 'zero waste' effort
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I just got rid of at least a year and a half's worth of PVC (#3), most in the form of Lactated Ringer's solution bags that I collect from our vet clinic! So exciting!! Eastside Food Co-op is in northeast Minneapolis at 2551 Central Ave. NE
Sunday, May 2, 2010
My friend Nan let me make her annual Derby Day party a low-waste event. We used real plates, utensils and glasses, and encouraged people to bring their potluck contributions in reusable dishes.
At the end of the night, we'd collected 13.2 pounds of compostables and 6 ounces of trash. Yes, ounces. The trash consisted of about 20 straws, a few single-serving butter wrappers and a diaper (thanks, Bodhi!). We also collected 30.2 pounds of glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Nan knew there wouldn't be much trash after all the food and paper waste were collected, but she was amazed at just how little we ended up with.