|Composting Dishes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 07:16:27 -0700 (PDT)|
On Jul 1, 2009, at 9:43 AM, Mac Thomson wrote:
It always strikes me as unfortunately ironic whenever a large group of environmentalist-types use disposablecups, plates, silverware, and serving trays at their gatherings. [clip]So my challenge for Boulder is to use as much as possible only reusable materials (and I don't mean recyclable).
Has anyone used the compostable versions? How expensive are they if you buy in bulk?
We have a commercial dishwasher that requires its water to be preheated and isn't worth the time and bother for a small meal. Some of us would like one residential washer, or to replace the big one with two large residential washers. We don't have a big meal program -- one or two meals a week is typical.
Recently we have been using the CH dishes and taking them home to wash or doing BYO. This works pretty well, but there are times when I would value a good alternative -- potlucks with non-residents and summer barbecues.
Of course, if we started using compostable dishes, we would have to sell the compost (1) to pay for the dishes, and (2) because we would have more compost than we could use. We are overflowing in compost sometimes.
Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
Fabulous Conference - Thank You Mac Thomson, July 1 2009
- Composting Dishes Sharon Villines, July 1 2009
- Re: Fabulous Conference - Thank You Karen Scheer, July 2 2009
- Fabulous Conference - Thank You Paul De Cannière, July 11 2009
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