Zero Waste

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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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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Community Food Scrap Drop-Off Bins: A New Frontier

Community Food Scrap Drop-Off Bins: A New Frontier

By: Sara Mack; Marketing Manager Last week, we launched our new food scrap drop-off subscription. Like our residential curbside pick-up service, this option is designed for local residents interested in diverting their food waste from landfills. This being said, the drop-off option is intended to make composting more affordable in order to increase access to composting in the DMV area.…

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How to make your summer plans #ZeroWaste

How to make your summer plans #ZeroWaste

By: Sara Mack, Marketing Manager After a week of 80 degree days, it’s hard to deny that summer is on the way. We can’t wait to spend time outdoors this summer, but it can sometimes be difficult to plan day trips or other adventures  that won’t create unnecessary food or single use waste.  It is important that when you’re making…

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