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Friday, April 11, 2008

How to Compost All That Stuff

It's a shame, really, that there tends to be a direct correlation between cost and environmental friendliness. The better something is for the environment (e.g., organic, local, hybrid), the more expensive it tends to be. The one exception we've come across--so far--was sending postcard invitations instead of full-out cards and envelopes, envelopes, envelops [Stage note: go back and read that sentence with a fading echo at the end].

Matt and I have opted for paper products upon which to eat. Because we're catering the thing ourselves, we don't want to tie ourselves down with too many tasks that have to get done during the reception. Like doing dishes. Not to mention the fact that the Sunshine Mountain Inn doesn't have enough serving ware for all our guests.

So paper it is, which pains our environmental consciences. The good news, however, is that we have found compostable stuff made from corn starch from a place called World Centric.

Don't think we've cleared our consciences. We're still firm believers in the idea that the first two r's in reduce, reuse, recycle are the only way to decrease our footprint on the environment. So much energy, petroleum, etc. are wasted in the creation and then the recycling process.

But it's a good compromise.

The next step is to figure out how the hell to compost all that stuff.

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