Our Waldorf Fair was Zero-Waste!

CompostStationSignOur Waldorf Fair was last weekend, and I’m happy to report that practically everything used for food & drink was successfully composted. All of your plates, forks, and cups, will be broken down into nutritious compost. The Waldorf School of Baltimore would like to thank Waste Neutral for taking care of us this year — they came yesterday to pick it all up and did so as a gift to the school. And the school would also like to thank all of you, fine readers & attendees, for disposing of everything properly and helping us host a zero-waste event!
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Holiday Fair Composting

DSC_2976Composting and recycling can be confusing. For instance, did you know you can compost used paper plates, toothpicks, napkins, and tea bags? Or that you can compost close to 25% of your household’s waste? A great list of 75 Things You Can Compost, But Thought You Couldn’t can be found by clicking on the photo above — please check it out.

Now some may not find the photograph of trash bags below very appealing, but what if I were to tell you that those bags are full of compostable material? . . . and that we were able to compost close to everything during our Holiday Fair? If you were there you may have noticed that we didn’t even have a landfill trash receptacle present . . . well that was because everything we used this year was compostable — from the forks to the cups. Everything. So I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that helped reduce the carbon footprint of our Holiday Fair . . . it’s good to know that the waste from our celebration will be turned into fertile soil rather than sitting in a landfill.
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