Sunday, September 19, 2010
One of the most important goals of GReenINChestnutHill (GRINCH) is to help individuals and businesses find ways to reduce waste. The mantra reduce, reuse and recycle consumes our waking thoughts! When the opportunity arose to assist the CHCA in making the Black and White Gala a 'Zero Waste' event, GRINCH seized the moment.
"Zero Waste?" you ask. According to Wikipedia 'Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. Any trash sent to landfills is minimal.' The idea is to divert as much waste from landfills as possible, reducing the number of gas guzzling trash trucks on the road and methane gas emitted from landfills.
The bulk of the waste created at the B&W Gala or most parties for that matter, is the food and drink. The CHCA has been recycling glass and cans for years but food scraps, plates, cups, napkins and utensils go in the garbage. This year will be different.
GRINCH has sourced compostable plates, cups, napkins and utensils for the event and Philly Compost will pick it up at the end of the evening. It will all be turned into compost that will be used to enrich soil. It's win-win.
For more info about the B&W Gala visit Chestnuthill.org
Posted by chefamy at 12:53 PM