in response to making less garbage…

We are learning that store owners are quite willing to help us when we tell them that we are trying not to make any waste. Every restaurant we have gone into has gone out of their way to be sure that they don’t accidentally give us paper with our bread or straws with our water, and seem to be delighted to do so. Today’s pizza joint, La Favola in Lacey Township in New Jersey, not only served us our pizza on the metal tray it was cooked on but also gave us one of their freshly washed towels to wipe up since we wouldn’t take paper napkins! To them we say Thank you!!!

3 thoughts on “in response to making less garbage…

  1. So guys, how does recycling enter into the “no garbage” philosophy. Defore moving to Pittsburgh a couple of years ago, we lived in Fort Worth, TX. The city mandated recycling and we wound up with more recycling than garbage and the city also made money from the collected items. You could have gotten that paper under the pizza and then thrown it in with your newspapers…How do they recycle paper anyway?

  2. Riccardo, if you’re interested learning about all things garbage and recycling, you should definitely check out the book “Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Our Trash” by Elizabeth Royte. Happy reading!

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