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Sustainable Chefs: Olivier “Liv” Caillabet & Zack Sanders

Sustainable Chefs: Olivier “Liv” Caillabet & Zack Sanders

Welcome back to our sustainable chef series, where we’re connecting with local chefs to spotlight their ingenuity and creativity as they work to reduce waste in the kitchen. In our first installment, we featured Rob Rubba from Oyster Oyster.  Food waste is a big issue on both a local and international scale, and a push toward food waste reduction in…

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Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Do’s & Don’ts

Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Do’s & Don’ts

Gifts wrapped in pretty, festive wrapping paper are a highlight of the holiday season for many. Unfortunately, modern wrapping paper is often tossed into landfills – even when it could have been recycled. Each year, approximately 2.3 million pounds of wrapping paper ends up in landfills in the US alone. Luckily, you have options!  First, it’s important to note that…

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Giving Back this December

Giving Back this December

And, just like that, 2021 is almost over!  To celebrate the holiday season this year, our team at Compost Crew will be giving back to our community here in the DMV.  For each new customer who signs up in December, we will make a donation to a local charity working to fight food insecurity.  These organizations help fight food waste…

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Community Program Spotlight: Lisa White

Community Program Spotlight: Lisa White

Compost Crew’s community programs offer discounted rates for residents in a designated area.  Today’s spotlight focuses on Lisa White, who has been a Compost Crew customer since October of this year.  Lisa’s efforts to spread the word about composting around the neighborhood of Forest Estates in DC demonstrate how one person can scale their impact in helping to reduce food…

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Reducing Waste at Thanksgiving

Reducing Waste at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday focused on appreciating everything you have — both in a tangible and intangible sense. The act of being thankful for our food and other possessions can help contribute to minimizing waste. Studies have shown that food waste increases more than 25% during the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, making Thanksgiving a great time to focus…

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Our Thoughts on Phasing out Compostable Liners

Our Thoughts on Phasing out Compostable Liners

By: Kristie Blumer, Organic Solutions Sr. Manager It’s undeniable: the use of kitchen caddies and kitchen caddy liners has helped so many families give food scrap recycling a try for the first time. For that reason alone, they definitely deserve a place in the community composting sphere. The real question, however, is whether or not liners really make a substantial…

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