Thursday, September 29, 2011

GLAD One Bag Event - Wrap Up

This post is about trash and what happens after a dinner party, specifically, the Poutine and Pinot Party I threw last week. The goal was to use one bag of trash. I used the compost trash bag as my one bag, which is about the size of typical grocery store plastic bag. 


Let talk about this...


Compost Bag: This is what it looked like the day after with the addition of morning coffee grinds my roommate threw in. It's basically just some onion skins and fruit pits. 


That's trashy!


I ended up with two recyclables as well: I didn't have any beef stock on hand to make the mushroom gravy so I used a carton in addition to the pinot noir in a bag. Both of these got recycled. 



I am using the heavy cream glass jar as a vase these days, but I will eventually take it back to New Seasons to re-use. The plastic tub that the cheese curds came in got sanitized and re-used. I believe it is currently storing some hummus. 




And what do I do with the compost? Well here is a pre-coffee video I made...




I was chosen as 1 out of 10 bloggers by GLAD in part with Foodbuzz to throw a "One Bag" party in an effort to promote the reduction of waste, specifically landfill waste. I am compensated for these posts, but the opinions are still mine.

4 comments:

Dzoli said...

You managed well.Don't think I ever had a party where one trash bag was enough;)

Anna A. said...

Dzoli - Thank you! I made my friends tote their wine bottles back home with them ;P

Ruth Abatzoglou said...

I found your Earth machine interesting and was wondering how long it took to recycle the stuff you add to it. Could one also dig a hole and add the compost bag directly to the soil. Where did you get the bag by the way?

Rob said...

Be sure to let us know how well the compost ended up down the road. Looks interested. On a side note the documentary WASTE was a great motivator to do more like this. Thanks.